Oct. 19-24 - THE GAME OF BASEBALL

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Oct. 19-24 - THE GAME OF BASEBALL
Oct. 19-24
Arizona Diamondbacks
Elected free agency: LHP Alberto Castillo, 3B Sean Burroughs
Added to 40-man roster: OF David Winfree
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Alberto Castillo, C Robby Hammock, 3B Sean Burroughs (all three players
outrighted to Triple-A)
Drafted in 2003, David Winfree has logged nine seasons in the minors, the last three in Triple-A, yet prior to this
move by the Diamondbacks had never spent time on a 40-man roster. The 25-year-old righthanded hitter
appeared in 39 games for Reno this season, batting .321/.389/.575 with nine homers, but did not play after July
23.
Atlanta Braves
Signed: OF Jake Rife (Chico (North American))
Activated from the Restricted list: RHP Paul Bacot
Released: RHP Paul Bacot, LHP Tyler Stovall, C Nathan Raffle
Poor control undid lefty Tyler Stovall, an ’08 second-round pick out of Hokes Bluff, Ala. He walked 9.4 batters per
nine innings in his 42 appearances for low Class A Rome during the past two seasons.
We last heard from Paul Bacot, an ’03 second-rounder from an Atlanta high school, back in June ’06 when the
Braves placed him on the restricted list. There he spent the past six seasons.
Boston Red Sox
Signed: RHP Charles Haeger (re-signed)
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Joey Gathright (Triple-A)
Chicago Cubs
Signed: SS Jonathan Mota (re-signed), OF Jim Adduci (re-signed)
Chicago White Sox
Signed: OF Yoandy Barroso (NDFA—Florida International)
Released: C Jose Ramos
Elected free agency: RHP Josh Kinney
Cleveland Indians
Elected free agency: RHP Mitch Talbot
Houston Astros
Signed: RHP Alberto Arias (re-signed), LHP Xavier Cedeno (re-signed)
Kansas City Royals
Signed: LHP Enmanuel Camacho
Released: LHP Jose Sanchez
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Raul Burgos (re-signed), RHP Mike Parisi (re-signed), LHP Scott Rice (re-signed)
Released: RHP Eric Krebs
Krebs was put on the Voluntatily retired list out of spring training back in march.
Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: RHP Roque Mercedes (re-signed), RHP Jesus Sanchez (re-signed), C Anderson de la Rosa (resigned)
Minnesota Twins
Released: RHP Nick Alloway, RHP Marcus Limon, RHP Bobby O'Neill, RHP Kyle Wahl, LHP Nick Cicio, LHP
Justin Parker, LHP Sam Spangler, LHP Matt Tone, 2B Jamaal Hawkins, 3B Nick Romero, OF Brandon
Henderson, OF Derek McCallum
Elected free agency: LHP Phil Dumatrait, C Rene Rivera, 2B Brian Dinkelman, 2B Matt Tolbert
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Phil Dumatrait, 2B Brian Dinkelman (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Among many others, the Twins cut free a pair of recent college picks who topped out at high Class A Fort Myers.
Former San Diego State third baseman Nick Romero (fifth round, ’08) batted .229/.317/.329 in 300 games with
the Miracle. Left fielder/second baseman Derek McCallum (fourth round, ’09), batted just .215/.295/.302 in 784
plate appearances with Fort Myers. He played college ball at the University of Minnesota.
New York Mets
Elected free agency: RHP Dale Thayer
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Manny Alvarez, RHP Dale Thayer, 1B Valentino Pascucci (all three players
outrighted to Triple-A)
New York Yankees
Signed: C Jose Gil (re-signed)
Oakland Athletics
Released: OF Tyreace House
Former football and track star Tyreace House (sixth round, ’08) spent the last two years in the Midwest League
compiling one of the more interesting batting lines you'll see. The 23-year-old center fielder hit .220/.348/.254
while showing a shaky feel for hitting, great patience (139 walks), solid speed (64 steals in 83 attempts) and no
power (21 extra-base hits in 947 PA).
Philadelphia Phillies
Released: RHP Craig Fritsch, RHP Siulman Lebron, RHP Juan Morillo, 1B Matt Holland, SS Kenny Miramontes,
SS Nerio Rios, OF Luis Amaro, OF Jorge Castillo, OF Witer Jimenez, OF Jorge Miranda, OF Bernardo Solarte
San Diego Padres
Signed: C Eddy Rodriguez (re-signed)
Elected free agency: RHP Jeff Fulchino
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Jeff Fulchino (Triple-A)
Tampa Bay Rays
Released: 3B Ryan Terry
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Bobby Korecky (re-signed)
Released: 2B Justin McClanahan
Washington Nationals
Signed: SS Chris McConnell (re-signed), OF Chris Rahl (re-signed)
Released: 2B Johan Rodriguez
Rahl signed as Arizona's 5th round selection in the 2005 June free-agent Draft out William & Mary. He would
have been eligible for minor league free agency. He has hit .280/.328/.417 with 25 SB at AA-Harrisburgh in
2011, his fifth at the level.
Oct. 11-18
Atlanta Braves
Released: RHP Evan Danieli, RHP Luis De Luna, RHP Wei Huang, RHP Dan Jurik, LHP Alexis Pinto, C Meng
Tsai, 3B Jordan Kreke
The Braves cut ties with two Taiwanese players: rigthy Huang (21) spent three seasons in the GCL Braves’
roster, posting decent numbers: 3-2, 3.38 ERA in 37.1 inning pitched overall, missing time with injuries; Tsai (21)
hit .273/.385/.409 in 15 games between GCL and Appalachian League in 2011, his second pro season.
Baltimore Orioles
Signed: 1B Darryl Crosier
Elected free agency: RHP Jeremy Accardo, RHP Mitch Atkins
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Jeremy Accardo (Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: C Jordan Wolf
The Orioles initially signed Darryl Crosier, a Maryland-Eastern Shore product, in May 2010, only to release him
in June. Now he's back with the organization.
Chicago White Sox
Signed: C Adam Ricks (re-signed)
Released: RHP Chase Cooney, RHP Jean Duque, SS Jerry Puentes
Elected free agency: RHP Shane Lindsay
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Kyle Cofield, RHP Josh Kinney, RHP Shane Lindsay, LHP Leyson Septimo
(all four players outrighted to Triple-A)
Cleveland Indians
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Mitch Talbot, OF Jerad Head (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Colorado Rockies
Signed: OF Luis Terrero (Mexico City (Mexican))
Luis Terrero ranked as the Diamondbacks' No. 2 prospect in ’02, but he hit just .239/.317/.355 (72 OPS+) in
three trials with Arizona. Now 31 years old, he's spent two of the last three years in the Mexican League, and the
Rockies are his fifth major league organization in the last seven years. Terrero batted .390/.485/.770 in 382 atbats for Mexico City this year, leading the ML in slugging, RBIs (110), extra-base hits (67) and runs (109). He
finished second in the batting race and with 38 homers.
Houston Astros
Signed: RHP Jonnathan Aristil (re-signed), RHP Jose Valdez (re-signed)
Elected free agency: RHP Jose Valdez (and subsequently re-signed)
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Alberto Arias, RHP Jose Valdez, C J.R. Towles (all three players outrighted
to Triple-A)
Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP Mario Santiago (re-signed), LHP Andrew Dobies (re-signed), LHP Edgar Osuna (re-signed), 1B
John Whittleman (re-signed)
Released: RHP Andrea Pizziconi, 1B Brian Gaylord
20-year-old right-handed pitcher Andrea Pizziconi began his professional career in 2010 with the Arizona
Diamondbacks before joining the Royals one year later. He split time between Rookie and Short season level,
going 3-3 with an ERA of 4.47 in 33 career appearances (eight starts). He struck out 49 batters in 88 2/3 innings,
while walking 40. He made 16 appearances for Rookie-level Burlington after joining the Royals in the June 2011
trade that sent catcher Lucas May to the Diamondbacks. He logged 22 strikeouts, 21 walks and six homers
allowed in 39 2/3 innings for the B-Royals. He allowed two hits, two runs and two walks in two innings, pitching
for Italy in the 2011 IBAF Baseball World Cup. Pizziconi could return to the Italian Baseball League with
Fortitudo Bologna a possible destination according to reports from Italy.
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: RHP Cody Evans (re-signed), 3B Jose Alvarez (re-signed)
Los Angeles Dodgers
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ian Snell
Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: C Dayton Buller (re-signed)
Elected free agency: OF Brandon Boggs
Minnesota Twins
Elected free agency: OF Jeremy Reed
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Anthony Slama, C Rene Rivera, 2B Matt Tolbert, OF Jason Repko (all four
players outrighted to Triple-A)
New York Mets
Elected free agency: 2B Luis Hernandez
New York Yankees
Elected free agency: LHP Raul Valdes
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Raul Valdes, 2B Reegie Corona (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Oakland Athletics
Signed: RHP Gary Daley (re-signed), RHP Jose Guzman (re-signed), RHP Jonathan Ortiz (re-signed)
Released: RHP Jeiler Castillo, RHP Michael Hart, RHP Aaron Larsen, RHP John Meloan, 1B Chris Affinito, 3B
Jonatan Santana, OF Jose Rivero
Dominican righty Ortiz (26) pitched a solid 5-2-1, 4.02 ERA (1.32 WHIP) in 65 innings (60 K, 24 BB) for AAMidland in 2011. He would have become a minor league free agent after the World Series.
Jeiler Castillo and Jose Rivero both joined Oakland following last year's minor league Rule 5 draft. The
Diamondbacks drafted Rivero and then sold him to the Athletics.
Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: RHP Drew Naylor (re-signed)
Elected free agency: 2B Pete Orr, OF Brandon Moss
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 2B Pete Orr, OF Brandon Moss (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Siulman Lebron, RHP Miguel Nunez, LHP Pedro Lora, 3B Jake Smith, SS Nerio
Rios, OF Gauntlett Eldemire
San Diego Padres
Elected free agency: C Kyle Phillips
San Francisco Giants
Released: RHP Marc Kroon, IF/OF Edgar Gonzalez
The first year in the U.S., after spending six in Japan, wasn’t an easy one for 38-year-old Kroon. He saved 20
games for AAA-Fresno, but recorded ugly 5.11 ERA and WHIP (1.64) in 49.1 IP (52 SO, 33 walks).
Edgar Gonzalez, the brother of Red Sox 1B Adrian, played in Japan in 2010 for Yomiuri. He hit a good
.315/.378/.457 with 30 doubles, 14 HR, 82 RBI & 14 SB for Fresno.
Seattle Mariners
Signed: C Jesus Sucre (re-signed)
Tampa Bay Rays
Released: RHP Andy Bass, RHP Brooks Belter, RHP Omar Bencomo, RHP Mickey Jannis, RHP Dave Laufer,
RHP Ryan Turner, LHP Michael Jarman, LHP Shawn Smith, 2B Jonathan Koscso, 3B Tanner Biagini, OF Dustin
Biell, OF Brian Bryles, OF Reid Fronk, OF Chris Winder
The Rays cut ties with four players selected in this year's draft, three of who played for short-season Hudson
Valley: Andy Bass (18th round), Brooks Belter (25th), Jonathan Koscso (29th) and Ryan Turner (32nd).
Texas Rangers
Released: 1B Jose Julio Ruiz
Cuban Ruiz hit .270 with 15 HR and 66 RBI between AA-Frisco (where he played 106 games, earning MidSeason All-Stars honors) and AAA-Round Rock (19 games).
Toronto Blue Jays
Released: RHP Jose Lorenzo, C Matt Liuzza
Washington Nationals
Returned Rule 5 pick: RHP Elvin Ramirez (to Mets)
Elvin Ramirez spent the entire season on Washington's 60-day disabled list, prohibiting him from returning him to
the Mets at an earlier date. Had the Nationals kept Ramirez, they would need to keep him on the active roster for
90 days next season before they could option him to the minors. If not added to the 40-man roster by the Mets,
Ramirez will be declared a minor league free agent after the World Series.
Oct. 4-10
Arizona Diamondbacks
Released: RHP Sammy de los Santos, RHP Sean Johnson, RHP Mike Lebo, RHP Jason Postill, RHP Greg
Robinson, RHP Drew Zizinia, LHP Johan Jaime, LHP Diony Santana, C Jose Alegria, C Jhoan Pimentel, 1B
Ramon Castillo, 1B Joe Weik, SS David Narodowski, OF Westley Moss, OF Roberto Rodriguez
Elected free agency: SS Cody Ransom, OF Ryan Langerhans
Chicago Cubs
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Justin Berg (Triple-A), RHP Brian Schlitter (Triple-A)
Chicago White Sox
Signed: LHP Brad Furnish (re-signed), 1B Seth Loman (re-signed), 2B Drew Thompson (re-signed)
Released: RHP Austin Evans, LHP Kevin Rath, C Rafael Vera, 1B Mike Schwartz, 3B Jeffer Patino
Elected free agency: 3B Dallas McPherson
Cincinnati Reds
Elected free agency: RHP Chad Reineke
Colorado Rockies
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Matt Daley, RHP Jim Miller, RHP Greg Reynolds, RHP Cory Riordan, C
Jose Morales, 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff (all six players outrighted to Triple-A)
Elected free agency: RHP Jim Miller, 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff
Detroit Tigers
Released: OF Timo Perez
The Tigers cut Timo Perez after he failed a test for Ritalinic Acid and Methylphenidate. He must serve a 50game suspension before he can suit up with another affiliated club.
Florida Marlins
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Brian Sanches (Triple-A), OF Vinny Rottino (Triple-A)
Elected free agency: RHP Brian Sanches, 2B Joe Thurston, OF Vinny Rottino
Sanches put together a solid season with the Marlins: in 39 games (61.2 IP), he went 4-1, 3.94 ERA (1.43
WHIP) and would have been eligible for salary arbitration for the first time in 2012, meaning a consistent
increase of the $425K he has earned this season.
Houston Astros
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Blake King, RHP Lance Pendleton, LHP Xavier Cedeno (all three players
outrighted to Triple-A)
Elected free agency: RHP Lance Pendleton, C Brian Esposito
Kansas City Royals
Released: RHP Ezequiel Amador, RHP Gary Cuevas, RHP Casey Edelbrock, RHP Nathan Johnson, RHP
Robbie Penny, LHP Omar Gomez, C Dale Cornstubble, C Paul Krebs, 1B Joey Lewis, 3B Derek Hamblen, SS
Gerard Hall, SS Lance Zawadzki, OF Steven Brooks, OF Justin Fradejas, OF Nick Francis, OF Darian Sandford
Elected free agency: RHP Robinson Tejeda
The 26-year-old Zawadzki was selected by the Padres in the 4th round of the 2007 Draft and made the MLB
debut with S. Diego in 2010 (.200/.300/.257 in 20 games), then was claimed off waivers by the Royals on Nov. 5,
2010. This past season, the switch-hitter hit .233/.288/.383 with 13 doubles, 6 triples, 8 HR and 15 SB in 91
games at Triple A-Omaha.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 2B Eugenio Velez (Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Robert Boothe
Milwaukee Brewers
Elected free agency: C Mike Rivera
Minnesota Twins
Elected free agency: RHP Eric Hacker
Philadelphia Phillies
Elected free agency: C Dane Sardinha
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: RHP Ricky Orta (re-signed)
Texas Rangers
Signed: C Elio Sarmiento (re-signed)
Toronto Blue Jays
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Rommie Lewis (Triple-A)
Elected free agency: LHP Rommie Lewis, 3B Jayson Nix
Sept. 27-Oct. 3
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: RHP Mike DeMark (re-signed), RHP D.J. Johnson (re-signed)
Elected free agency: RHP Armando Galarraga
Atlanta Braves
Elected free agency: C Wil Nieves
Recalled: RHP Jairo Asencio, RHP Erik Cordier, RHP Cory Gearrin, RHP Stephen Marek, SS Brandon Hicks,
OF Wilkin Ramirez
Added to 40-man roster: SS Tyler Pastornicky
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Matt Young (Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: LHP Dimasther Delgado, LHP Rowdy Hardy, LHP Andy Otero, LHP Cole Rohrbough
Acquired by Atlanta with SS Alex Gonzalez from Toronto for SS Yunel Escobar and pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes on July
14, 2010, speedy Pastornicky was selected by the Blue Jays in the fifth round of the 2008 First-Year Player
Draft. In 2011, he hit a combined .314/.359/.414 with 27 SB between AA & AAA and earned Southern League
All-Star honors.
Baltimore Orioles
Signed: RHP Steve Johnson (re-signed)
Elected free agency: OF Felix Pie
Recalled: RHP Chris Tillman, LHP Pedro Viola, 1B Joe Mahoney, 1B Brandon Snyder
Reinstated from DL: OF Kipp Schutz
Boston Red Sox
Elected free agency: LHP Hideki Okajima, LHP Dennys Reyes, LHP Randy Williams, 2B Drew Sutton
Recalled: RHP Stolmy Pimentel, 2B Oscar Tejeda
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Balcom-Miller, RHP Yeiper Castillo, RHP Tom Ebert, RHP Miguel Gonzalez,
RHP Joe Holtmeyer, RHP Leandro Marin, RHP Brenden Shepard, RHP Corey Vogt, LHP Cesar Cabral, LHP
Mitch Herold, LHP Miguel Pena, LHP Dennys Reyes, C Jayson Hernandez, 2B Vladimir Frias, 2B Jason
Thompson, 3B Michael Almanzar, 3B Garin Cecchini, 3B Kolbrin Vitek, SS Brent Dlugach, SS Nick Natoli, OF
Lucas LeBlanc, OF Juan Linares, OF Wilfred Pichardo, OF Ryan Westmoreland
Chicago Cubs
Elected free agency: OF Brad Snyder
Recalled: RHP Alberto Cabrera, RHP Esmailin Caridad, RHP Chris Carpenter, RHP Kyle Smit, LHP Scott
Maine, C Welington Castillo
Designated for assignment: RHP Justin Berg
Chicago White Sox
Traded: RHP Ricardo Andres and manager Ozzie Guillen to Marlins for RHP Jhan Marinez and SS Ozzie
Martinez
Elected free agency: C Donny Lucy, OF Lastings Milledge
Recalled: RHP Anthony Carter, RHP Kyle Cofield, RHP Gregori Infante, RHP Nathan Jones, RHP Jhonny
Nunez, LHP Hector Santiago, LHP Leyson Septimo
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Jhonny Nunez (Triple-A), C Donny Lucy (Triple-A)
Cincinnati Reds
Elected free agency: OF Fred Lewis
Recalled: RHP Jordan Smith, RHP Daryl Thompson, C Yasmani Grandal, SS Kris Negron
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nick Fleece, OF Juan Silva
Cleveland Indians
Signed: 2B Tony Mansolino (re-signed), OF Ben Copeland (re-signed)
Elected free agency: OF Travis Buck
Recalled: RHP Hector Rondon, LHP Kelvin de la Cruz, OF Thomas Neal, OF Nick Weglarz
Colorado Rockies
Traded: OF Eliezer Mesa to Athletics to complete deal in which Athletics traded 2B Mark Ellis to Rockies for
RHP Bruce Billings and a player to be named
Elected free agency: RHP Edgar Gonzalez
Recalled: RHP Clayton Mortensen, RHP Cory Riordan, RHP Casey Weathers, 3B Ian Stewart, OF Cole Garner
Florida Marlins
Traded: RHP Jhan Marinez and SS Ozzie Martinez to White Sox for RHP Ricardo Andres and manager Ozzie
Guillen
Recalled: RHP Arquimedes Caminero, RHP Jhan Marinez, RHP Omar Poveda, RHP Evan Reed, RHP Elih
Villanueva, LHP Sean West, SS Ozzie Martinez, OF Chris Coghlan
Reinstated from DL: RHP Walker Moore, C Jose Behar
Houston Astros
Elected free agency: C Robinson Cancel
Recalled: RHP Jorge De Leon, RHP Blake King, RHP Arcenio Leon, RHP Jose Valdez, RHP Henry Villar, LHP
Fernando Abad
Kansas City Royals
Released: RHP Abraham Ramirez
Traded: 1B Kila Ka'aihue to Athletics for RHP Ethan Hollingsworth
Recalled: RHP Jeremy Jeffress, LHP Noel Arguelles, 1B Clint Robinson, SS Jeff Bianchi, OF David Lough, OF
Derrick Robinson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Wood, OF Juan Polonia
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Signed: LHP Matt Meyer (re-signed), 1B Marcus Nidiffer (re-signed)
Elected free agency: RHP Matt Palmer, OF Reggie Willits
Los Angeles Dodgers
Elected free agency: C Hector Gimenez, OF Jay Gibbons
Recalled: RHP Carlos Monasterios, 2B Ivan De Jesus Jr., OF Jamie Hoffmann
Reinstated from DL: RHP Robert Chamra, RHP Tim Corcoran, RHP Carlos Monasterios, RHP Luis Vasquez, C
Fumimasa Ishibashi, C B.J. Larosa, C Angelo Ponte, 1B Franklin Jacobs, 2B Pedro Guerrero, 3B Pedro Baez,
3B Kevin Taylor, SS Christian Lara, SS Faustino Oguisten
Milwaukee Brewers
Elected free agency: 2B Felipe Lopez
Recalled: RHP Mark DiFelice, RHP Mike McClendon, RHP Wily Peralta, RHP Amaury Rivas, RHP Mark
Rogers, RHP Cody Scarpetta, LHP Zach Braddock, 1B Mat Gamel, 2B Eric Farris
Minnesota Twins
Signed: 2B Michael Hollimon (re-signed), 3B Deibinson Romero (re-signed)
Elected free agency: C Steve Holm
Romero (25) was signed by the Twins as an international free agent on July 21, 2004 out of the Dominican
Republic. He hit .256/.327/.411 with 11 HR & 58 RBI at AA-New Britain and would have been eligible for minor
league free agency if Minnesota hadn’t resigned him for the 2012 season.
New York Mets
Elected free agency: LHP Pat Misch, LHP Mike O'Connor
Recalled: RHP Manny Alvarez, RHP Jenrry Mejia, RHP Armando Rodriguez, 3B Zach Lutz, SS Jordany
Valdespin, OF Fernando Martinez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Hunter Carnevale, C Jeff Diehl
New York Yankees
Elected free agency: C Gustavo Molina
Recalled: RHP Kevin Whelan, OF Melky Mesa
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jordan Cote, RHP Dawerd Cruz, RHP Rookie Davis, RHP Joe Maher, RHP Daniel
Mahoney, LHP Andrew Cave, LHP Trevor Johnson, SS Claudio Custodio, OF Ravel Santana
Oakland Athletics
Acquired: OF Eliezer Mesa from Rockies to complete deal in which Athletics traded 2B Mark Ellis to Rockies for
RHP Bruce Billings and a player to be named
Traded: RHP Ethan Hollingsworth to Royals for 1B Kila Ka'aihue
Elected free agency: 3B Andy LaRoche
Recalled: RHP Joey Devine, RHP Tyson Ross, LHP Sean Doolittle, LHP Pedro Figueroa, LHP Jordan Norberto,
C Josh Donaldson, 2B Adrian Cardenas
Reinstated from DL: RHP Michael Ynoa, C Josh Leyland
Just when you thought Oakland had too many first basemen on its roster—Brandon Allen, Daric Barton, Chris
Carter—they traded for another one in Kila Ka'aihue. The 27-year-old batted .216/.309/.375 in sporadic playing
time (326 plate appearances in four years) with the Royals, though his strikeout rate is trending in the wrong
direction at Triple-A, rising from 15 percent of PAs in ’09 to 17 percent in ’10 to 21 percent this season.
Good thing the A's decided to convert ’07 sandwich pick Sean Doolittle from first base to pitcher after knee
injuries wiped out, essentially, the past two and a half seasons.
Philadelphia Phillies
Recalled: RHP Scott Mathieson, RHP J.C. Ramirez, 2B Harold Garcia, 2B Cesar Hernandez, 3B Carlos Rivero,
SS Freddy Galvis
Pittsburgh Pirates
Elected free agency: C Dusty Brown, C Wyatt Toregas, SS Brian Bocock
San Diego Padres
Released: 2B David Newhan
Elected free agency: RHP Pat Neshek
Recalled: RHP Simon Castro, RHP Jeremy Hefner, SS Everth Cabrera, SS Jeudy Valdez, OF Cedric Hunter,
OF Blake Tekotte
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eugenio Reyes, RHP Bryan Rodriguez, RHP Daniel Sarria, 3B Tyler Stubblefield, SS
Beamer Weems, OF Donavan Tate
San Francisco Giants
Elected free agency: 2B Bill Hall
Recalled: SS Ehire Adrianza, OF Francisco Peguero
Seattle Mariners
Signed: RHP Brent Johnson (re-signed), RHP Alex Periard (re-signed), RHP Alfredo Venegas (re-signed)
Recalled: RHP Yoervis Medina, LHP Mauricio Robles, OF Johermyn Chavez, OF Greg Halman, OF Carlos
Peguero, OF Mike Wilson
Reinstated from DL: SS Jake Schlander
All three of the pitchers Seattle re-signed spent all season on the disabled list.
St. Louis Cardinals
Recalled: RHP Adam Reifer, C Bryan Anderson, 1B Mark Hamilton, 3B Matt Carpenter, 3B Zack Cox, SS Pete
Kozma, OF Andrew Brown
Reinstated from DL: LHP Jeff Nadeau, LHP Robert Revesz, SS Trevor Martin
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: RHP Jay Buente (re-signed)
Elected free agency: OF Matt Carson
Recalled: RHP Chris Archer, RHP Matt Bush, RHP Albert Suarez, C Nevin Ashley, C Robinson Chirinos
Texas Rangers
Elected free agency: RHP Brett Tomko, RHP Tim Wood
Reinstated from DL: OF Saquan Johnson
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Wes Etheridge (re-signed)
Elected free agency: RHP P.J. Walters, LHP Wil Ledezma
Recalled: RHP Alan Farina, SS Adeiny Hechavarria, OF Darin Mastroianni, OF Moises Sierra, OF Travis Snider
Reinstated from DL: RHP David Berryhill, LHP Zak Adams
Washington Nationals
Reinstated from DL: 2B Khayyan Norfork
Sept. 20-26
According to MLR 11(b)4 “A Major League Club may recall a player not to report after the conclusion of the
championship season of the Minor League Club to which the player is on optional assignment but no later than
October 1”; that’s why you can see all the players recalled in this instalment.
The players re-signed are for the purpose to avoid them to hit minor league free agency after the World Series.
Arizona Diamondbacks
Recalled: RHP Trevor Bauer, RHP Barry Enright, RHP Kam Mickolio, RHP Yonata Ortega, RHP Esmerling
Vasquez, LHP Zach Kroenke, C Konrad Schmidt
Outrighted off 40-man roster: SS Tommy Manzella (Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chase Anderson, RHP Armando Galarraga, RHP Matt Gorgen, RHP Trevor Harden,
RHP Reid Mahon, RHP Miguel Pena, RHP Daniel Stange, RHP Casey Upperman, RHP Jason Urquidez, RHP
Andrew Wolcott, LHP Cody Wheeler, C Zach Jones, 2B Mike Freeman, 3B Michael Weber, SS Ed Rogers, OF
Michael Restovich, OF Bobby Stone, OF David Winfree
Atlanta Braves
Signed: LHP Yohan Flande (re-signed), OF Trent Baker
Traded: RHP Eliecer Cardenas to Pirates to complete deal in which Pirates traded OF Matt Diaz to Braves for a
player to be named
Designated for assignment: OF Matt Young
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mike Broadway, RHP Reidy Escobar, RHP Tyler Hess, RHP Juan Jaime, RHP
Jason Lowey, RHP Stephen Marek, RHP Ian Marshall, RHP Kyle Mertins, RHP Angelo Paulino, RHP Cory
Rasmus, RHP James Weber, LHP Chad Rodgers, C Cory Brownsten, C Ramon de los Santos, C Evan Gattis,
1B Jakob Dalfonso, 2B Phil Gosselin, OF Willie Cabrera, OF Chris Carter, OF Adam Milligan
A native of Brisbane, Australia, Trent Baker got cut by the Indians at the end of spring training this year.
The Australian Baseball Digest indicates that the Braves will try the lefthanded Baker on the mound.
Boston Red Sox
Recalled: C Luis Exposito, OF Ryan Kalish
Reinstated from DL: OF Ryan Kalish
Chicago Cubs
Reinstated from DL: RHP David Cales, RHP Esmailin Caridad, RHP Tyrelle Harris, RHP Larry Suarez, RHP
Robert Whitenack, LHP Eric Jokisch, 2B Carlos Figueroa
Chicago White Sox
Signed: RHP Salvador Sanchez (re-signed)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle Bellamy, RHP Joe Bisenius, RHP Paul Burnside, RHP Justin Collop, RHP
Freddy Dolsi, RHP Kyle McMillen, RHP Kevin Moran, RHP Derek Rodriguez, RHP Thomas Royse, RHP
Orlando Santos, RHP Stephen Sauer, RHP Matt Zaleski, LHP Garrett Johnson, C Jose Ramos, 2B Drew
Thompson, SS Ethan Wilson, OF Brady Shoemaker
Cleveland Indians
Signed: RHP Shao-Ching Chiang
Recalled: RHP Corey Kluber, RHP Zach McAllister
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Mitch Talbot, OF Jerad Head
Reinstated from DL: RHP Hector Ambriz, RHP Marty Popham, RHP Hector Rondon, LHP Scott Barnes, C
Dwight Childs
Shao-Ching Chiang sat at 90-91 mph at a recent tournament in Taiwan.
Colorado Rockies
Reinstated from DL: RHP Billy Buckner, RHP Albert Campos, RHP Eric Federico, RHP Andy Graham, RHP
Kyle Hancock, RHP Vianney Mayo, RHP Jesse Meaux, RHP Clayton Mortensen, RHP Aaron Weatherford, LHP
Roberto Padilla, LHP Jonathan Vargas, C Bryce Massanari, 1B Jorge Cantu, 1B Matt McBride, 2B Brad Emaus,
2B Hernan Iribarren, 3B Darin Holcomb, 3B Joseph Sanders, 3B Ian Stewart, OF Cole Garner, OF Kent Matthes
Detroit Tigers
Recalled: RHP Jose Ortega, RHP Brayan Villarreal, LHP Andy Oliver, LHP Adam Wilk, 1B Ryan Strieby, SS
Cale Iorg, OF Clete Thomas
Florida Marlins
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bryan Berglund, RHP Arquimedes Caminero, RHP Kevin Cravey, RHP Todd
Doolittle, RHP Matt Montgomery, RHP Zach Neal, RHP Alan Oaks, RHP Jared Rogers, RHP Tyler Topp, RHP
Adam Veres, RHP Sean Watson, LHP Frank Reed, LHP Sean West, 1B Aaron Senne, 2B Alfredo Lopez, 3B
Chase Austin, SS Tim Torres, OF Jose Duarte, OF Brent Keys, OF Josh Kroeger, OF Rand Smith
Houston Astros
Signed: RHP David Martinez (re-signed)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Francisco Baso, RHP Tanner Bushue, RHP Jason Chowning, RHP Chris Hicks,
RHP B.J. Hyatt, RHP Brad James, RHP Chia-Jen Lo, RHP Sergio Perez, RHP Nate Pettus, RHP Raul Rivera,
RHP Jose Trinidad, RHP Vincent Velasquez, RHP Brandt Walker, LHP David Duncan, LHP Kilby Pena, LHP
Tommy Shirley, 1B Chase Davidson, 2B Enrique Hernandez, 2B John Hinson, 3B Jhonny Medrano, SS James
Howick, SS Jonathan Merritt, SS Wladimir Sutil, OF Luis de la Rosa, OF Justin Gominsky
Kansas City Royals
Signed: SS Wander Franco
Recalled: RHP Vin Mazzaro, RHP Sean O'Sullivan, C Manny Pina, OF Lorenzo Cain, OF Jarrod Dyson
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Kelvin Herrera
Designated for assignment: 1B Kila Ka'aihue
Dominican born Herrera has thrived since moving to the bullpen this season. The 21-year-old right-hander
posted a 1.60 ERA and 70/15 K/BB ratio over 67 2/3 innings between three different levels in the system (A
Ad./AA/AAA). With a fastball that reaches the mid-90s, he represented the Royals in July's Futures Game. He
was signed in December 2006.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Josh Wall (re-signed)
Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: SS Hainley Statia (re-signed)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Seth Lintz
Minnesota Twins
Signed: 2B Estarlin de los Santos (re-signed)
Recalled: RHP David Bromberg, RHP Deolis Guerra, RHP Jeff Manship, RHP Anthony Slama
Reinstated from DL: RHP David Bromberg, RHP Justin Gallant, RHP Jhon Garcia, RHP Kyle Gibson, RHP
Deolis Guerra, RHP Pedro Guerra, RHP Steve Hirschfeld, RHP Garrett Jewell, RHP Jeff Manship, RHP Miguel
Munoz, RHP Anthony Slama, RHP Brad Stillings, LHP Paul Bargas, LHP Tony Davis, LHP Corey Kimes, LHP
Dan Osterbrock, LHP Mike Tarsi, C Allan de San Miguel, C Kyle Knudson, SS Estarlin de los Santos, SS Paul
Kelly, SS Daniel Santana, OF Kelvin Mention, OF Jeremy Reed
New York Mets
Reinstated from DL: RHP Manny Alvarez, RHP Boof Bonser, RHP Nick Carr, RHP Jacob Degrom, RHP Casey
Hauptman, RHP Guillaume Leduc, RHP Jenrry Mejia, RHP Bret Mitchell, RHP Adam O'Neill, RHP Ramiro
Peralta, RHP Brant Rustich, RHP Tyson Seng, RHP Kent Tsuijimoto, LHP Jim Fuller, LHP Mitch Houck, LHP
Steve Matz, LHP Alex Panteliodis, LHP Jhonathan Torres, 1B Sam Honeck, 3B Josh Dunn, 3B Zach Lutz, 3B
Miguel Tejada, SS Matt Bouchard, SS Chin-Lung Hu, SS Robbie Shields, OF Jason Botts, OF Fernando
Martinez, OF ZeErika McQueen, OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF Sean Ratliff
Oakland Athletics
Reinstated from DL: RHP Gabe DeHoyos, RHP Ryan Doolittle, RHP Deyvi Jimenez, RHP Alexis Juma, RHP
Chad Kerfoot, RHP Alex Leon, RHP Chris Mederos, RHP Jamie Richmond, RHP Dan Thomas, RHP Matt
Thomson, LHP Pedro Figueroa, LHP Ben Hornbeck, LHP Brad Kilby, LHP Julio Ramos, LHP Kevin Rodriguez,
LHP Fabian Williamson, C Max Stassi, C Daniel Welch, 3B Wilfrido Sosa, SS Josh Horton, OF Shane Peterson
Philadelphia Phillies
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Juan Perez (Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Leonel Bastidas, RHP Eddie Bonine, RHP Rye Davis, RHP Jordan Ellis, RHP Juan
Morillo, RHP Luis Paulino, RHP Kevin Walter, LHP Nick Hernandez, LHP Bryan Morgado, LHP Matt Way, C
Kyle Lafrenz, C Chace Numata, 1B Jeff Larish, 1B Jim Murphy, 2B Albert Cartwright, 2B Francisco Figueroa, 2B
Harold Garcia, SS Edgar Duran, OF Leandro Castro, OF Kelly Dugan, OF Terry Evans, OF Chris Frey, OF
Tyson Gillies, OF Brian Gump, OF Steve Susdorf
Pittsburgh Pirates
Acquired: RHP Eliecer Cardenas from Braves to complete deal in which Pirates traded OF Matt Diaz to Braves
for a player to be named
Recalled: RHP Kyle McPherson, RHP Bryan Morris, C Eric Fryer, OF Gorkys Hernandez
San Diego Padres
Reinstated from DL: RHP Rafael Arias, RHP Paul Bingham, RHP Matt Branham, RHP Leonel Campos, RHP
Stephen Faris, RHP Chris Fetter, RHP Josh Geer, RHP Chris Haney, RHP Juan Herrera, RHP Alexis Lara, RHP
Allen Marona, RHP Adam Schrader, RHP John Van Benschoten, LHP Jeremy Gigliotti, LHP Zach Herr, LHP
Matt LaChappa, LHP Noah Mull, 2B David Newhan, 3B Bryan Altman, SS Everth Cabrera, SS Drew
Cumberland, SS Larry Moore, OF Mike Gallic, OF Cedric Hunter, OF Drew Macias, OF Dan Meeley, OF Everett
Williams
San Francisco Giants
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jake Dunnington, C Aaron Lowenstein, C Nestor Rojas, 2B Brock Bond, OF Ryan
Scoma
Tampa Bay Rays
Released: C Hector Rodriguez, OF Edward Dorville, OF Cesar Guillen
Texas Rangers
Recalled: RHP Fabio Castillo, RHP Cody Eppley, RHP Eric Hurley, LHP Miguel de los Santos, C Taylor
Teagarden, OF Engel Beltre, OF Julio Borbon
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tae Ahn, RHP Wilfredo Boscan, RHP Manny Corpas, RHP Ovispo de los Santos,
RHP John Kukuruda, RHP Barret Loux, RHP Nick McBride, RHP Denny Peralta, RHP Randol Rojas, RHP
Chance Sossamon, RHP Brett Weibley, LHP Kevin Johnson, LHP Tim Murphy, LHP Yoon-Hee Nam, C Carson
Vitale, 2B Humberto Miranda, SS Luis Sardinas, OF Julio Borbon, OF Doug Deeds, OF Teodoro Martinez
Toronto Blue Jays
Reinstated from DL: RHP Casey Beck, RHP Randy Boone, RHP Eric Brown, RHP Taylor Cole, RHP Sam
Dyson, RHP Alan Farina, RHP Shane Farrell, RHP Matt Fields, RHP Travis Garrett, RHP Justin Phillabaum,
RHP Tyler Powell, RHP Robert Ray, RHP Sean Shoffit, RHP Brian Slover, LHP John Anderson, LHP Willie
Collazo, LHP Carlos Pina, LHP Jared Potts, LHP David Rollins, LHP Sam Strickland, C Joe Bowen, 3B Scott
Campbell, 3B Kellen Sweeney, SS Bryan Kervin, SS Luis Sanchez, OF Yeico Aponte, OF Kenen Bailli, OF Eli
Boike, OF Travis Snider, OF Kenny Wilson
Washington Nationals
Signed: RHP Adam Carr (re-signed), RHP Hector Nelo (re-signed)
Recalled: OF Bryce Harper
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dixon Anderson, RHP Anthony Marcelino
Sept. 13-19
This installment of Minor League Transactions finds organizations making post-Triple-A playoff callups,
reinstating players from the disabled list, and beginning to re-sign their own players so that they don't bolt via
minor league free agency following the World Series.
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: RHP Kaleb Fleck (NDFA—Pittsburgh-Johnstown)
Recalled: OF Cole Gillespie
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jarrod Parker
Designated for assignment: SS Tommy Manzella
Kaleb Fleck sat out the ’11 season at Pittsburgh-Johnstown as he recovered from Tommy John surgery.
He pitched for Cotuit in the Cape Cod League this summer, notching six strikeouts, five walks and 14 hits
allowed in 9 1/3 innings.
Baltimore Orioles
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jesse Beal, RHP Matt Hobgood, RHP Dan Klein, RHP Kevin Landry, RHP Clay
Schrader, LHP James Houser, LHP Casey Lambert, LHP Nate Nery, LHP Luis Ramirez, LHP Will Startup, LHP
Aaron Wirsch, C Joel Polanco, C Jason Stifler, 1B Bill Rowell, 1B Tyler Townsend, 2B Greg Miclat, 2B Sammie
Starr, 3B Adam Gaylord, 3B Tyler Kolodny, SS Vinny Zazueta, OF Steve Bumbry, OF Chris Clinton, OF Trent
Mummey, OF Felix Pie, OF Kieron Pope
Boston Red Sox
Recalled: RHP Junichi Tazawa, 1B Lars Anderson, SS Jose Iglesias
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Trever Miller, OF Joey Gathright
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 2B Nate Spears (Triple-A)
Lehigh Valley defeated Triple-A Pawtucket in the first round of the International League playoffs, clearing the
way for the Red Sox to call up Lars Anderson (.265/.369/.422, 14 homers in 491 at-bats), Jose Iglesias
(.235/.285/.269 in 357 at-bats) and Junichi Tazawa (19/3 SO/BB in eight relief appearances).
Chicago Cubs
Recalled: RHP Rafael Dolis
Added to 40-man roster: C Steve Clevenger
Reinstated from DL: RHP Gian Guzman, RHP A.J. Morris, C Welington Castillo, 1B John Urick, 2B Pierre
LePage, 3B Brandon May, OF Manuel Barrios
Cincinnati Reds
Released: RHP Tyree Hayes, LHP Tim Hamulack
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jesus Adames, RHP Kevin Arico, RHP Scott Carroll, RHP Po-Cheng Chi, RHP Drew
Cisco, RHP Jordan Hotchkiss, RHP Harold Johnson, RHP Matt Klinker, RHP Ruben Medina, RHP Brian Pearl,
RHP Daniel Renken, LHP Aguido Gonzalez, C Corky Miller, 1B Dominic D'Anna, 1B Jaren Matthews, 2B Henry
Rodriguez, OF Josh Garton, OF Felix Perez, OF Drew Poulk, OF Yorman Rodriguez
Cleveland Indians
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Zach Putnam
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Jason Rice (Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Cole Cook, RHP Owen Dew, RHP Antwonie Hubbard, RHP Jason Knapp, RHP Alex
Perez, RHP Mason Radeke, RHP Francisco Valera, LHP Jeremy Sowers, 2B Logan Thompson, 3B Tony
Mansolino, OF Nick Weglarz
Selected by the Indians out of the University of Michigan in the fifth round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft,
Putnam (24) went 6-3-9, 3.65 ERA (1.22 WHIP) in 69 relief innings at Triple A-Columbus.
Colorado Rockies
Recalled: SS Hector Gomez
Reinstated from DL: SS Hector Gomez
Kansas City Royals
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Luis Mendoza
Reinstated from DL: RHP Manauris Baez, RHP Henry Barrera, RHP Barry Bowden, RHP Chas Byrne, RHP
Carlos Fortuna, RHP Keaton Hayenga, RHP Danny Hernandez, RHP Mitch Hodge, RHP Patrick Keating, RHP
Sugar Ray Marimon, RHP Julio Pimentel, RHP Sam Runion, RHP Leonel Santiago, LHP Scott Alexander, LHP
Ivor Hodgson, LHP John Lamb, LHP Edgar Osuna, C Jose Bonilla, C Dale Cornstubble, C Paul Krebs, SS
Michael Liberto, SS Alex McClure, OF Julio Aparicio, OF Misael Bueno
The Royals rewarded Luis Mendoza with a callup after he led the Pacific Coast League in ERA (2.18), opponent
average (.238) and WHIP (1.25). He also won his two playoff starts, one each against Round Rock and
Sacramento, allowing just two runs on eight hits in 14 innings.
Los Angeles Angels
Recalled: RHP Loek Van Mil, OF Chris Pettit
Reinstated from DL: RHP Yeison Almeida, RHP Carson Andrew, RHP Cam Bedrosian, RHP Brok Butcher,
RHP Ryan Cisterna, RHP Kyle Hurst, RHP Eric Junge, RHP Fabio Martinez, RHP Heath Nichols, RHP Jose
Perez, LHP Carmine Giardina, LHP Trevor Reckling, C Anel de los Santos, 1B Mike Sodders, 2B Ryan Mount,
2B P.J. Phillips, 2B Jon Townsend, 2B Jesse Ware, 3B Dillon Baird, 3B Michael Wing, OF Tyson Auer, OF Drew
Heid, OF Kevin Melillo, OF Reggie Willits
Milwaukee Brewers
Reinstated from DL: C Dustin Houle
New York Yankees
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Steve Garrison (Double-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Scottie Allen, RHP Brandon Braboy, RHP Reinier Casanova, RHP Francisco
Castillo, RHP Noel Castillo, RHP Caleb Cotham, RHP Grant Duff, RHP Mike Gipson, RHP Jairo Heredia, RHP
Conor Mullee, RHP Tim Norton, RHP Mikey O'Brien, RHP Mark Prior, RHP Jose Ramirez, RHP Michael
Solbach, RHP Gabriel Tatis, LHP Jeremy Bleich, LHP Gavin Brooks, LHP Evan DeLuca, LHP Aaron Dott, LHP
Kei Igawa, LHP Nik Turley, C Francisco Arcia, C J.R. Murphy, C Hector Rabago, C Gary Sanchez, 2B David
Adams, 3B Bradley Suttle, SS Carmen Angelini, SS Anderson Feliz, OF Dan Brewer, OF Slade Heathcott, OF
Eduardo Sosa
Oakland Athletics
Recalled: RHP Graham Godfrey, 1B Chris Carter
Reinstated from DL: 3B Andy LaRoche
Chris Carter hit .370 and launched four homers in eight games with Sacramento during the Pacific Coast League
playoffs. He hit one with the River Cats during the playoffs last year and four in ’09, giving him nine for his PCL
playoff career. That might be some sort of record. In a half-season with Sacramento this season, Carter batted
.274/.366/.530 with 18 homers in 296 at-bats.
Philadelphia Phillies
Recalled: RHP Justin De Fratus, OF Domonic Brown
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Joe Savery, C Erik Kratz, OF Brandon Moss
Designated for assignment: RHP Drew Naylor, LHP Juan Perez, LHP Mike Zagurski
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An 11 round pick in 2007, 23-year-old De Fratus went a combined 6-3-15, 2.99 ERA (1.17 WHIP), with 99 K in
75.1 relief innings between AA & AAA.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Reinstated from DL: RHP Colten Brewer, RHP Mike Crotta, RHP Kevin Decker, RHP Michael Dubee, RHP
David Jagoditsh, RHP Aliaksei Lukashevich, RHP Quinton Miller, RHP Hunter Strickland, RHP Jarryd Sullivan,
RHP Tyler Yates, LHP Colton Cain, LHP Dan Meyer, LHP Rudy Owens, LHP Jhonathan Ramos, LHP Chris
Richardson, LHP Joely Rodriguez, C Dusty Brown, C Samuel Gonzalez, C Rodolfo Pena, C Milver Reyes, C
Travis Scott, 2B Gerardo Alvarez, 2B Jarek Cunningham, 2B Corey Wimberly, SS Yhonathan Barrios, SS Gift
Ngoepe, OF Austin McClune, OF Anthony Norman, OF Gerlis Rodriguez
St. Louis Cardinals
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Francisco Samuel (Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Hector Corpas, LHP Daniel Bibona, C Roberto Espinoza, 1B Victor Sanchez, 1B
Kleininger Teran, SS Luis Mateo, OF Michael Swinson
San Francisco Giants
Signed: RHP Jose Valdez (re-signed), C Eliezer Zambrano (re-signed)
Seattle Mariners
Signed: LHP Tony Butler (re-signed), C Ralph Henriquez (re-signed), SS Leury Bonilla (re-signed)
Released: RHP Jeroen de Haas, LHP Brandol Perez, 2B Yidid Batista, OF Rigoberto Rangel
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandon Maurer, OF Dan Carroll
Signed as an International free agent out of Netherlands on January 14, 2008, De Haas (20) registered a 7.59
ERA in 21.1 relief innings (with 20 K) for Everett (Northwest League/Short season), in his fourth season of proball.
Tampa Bay Rays
Released: RHP Jay Buente
Elected free agency: RHP Rob Delaney, RHP Mike Ekstrom
Recalled: LHP Alex Torres
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Dan Johnson
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Rob Delaney (Triple-A), RHP Mike Ekstrom (Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jairo de la Rosa, RHP Richard de los Santos, RHP Jason McEachern, RHP Ryan
Reid, 2B Hector Guevara, OF Todd Glaesmann, OF Cody Rogers
Texas Rangers
Released: OF Val Majewski
Toronto Blue Jays
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Powell
Washington Nationals
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Garrett Mock (Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Luis Atilano, RHP Erik Davis, C Jeremy Mayo, 2B Jonathan Tucker, SS Rick Hague,
OF Buck Coats, OF Bryce Harper, OF J.R. Higley, OF J.P. Ramirez
Sept. 7-12
Arizona Diamondbacks
Released: 1B Daryle Ward
Baltimore Orioles
Outrighted off 40-man roster: SS Blake Davis (Triple-A)
Boston Red Sox
Recalled: RHP Scott Atchison
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 2B Drew Sutton (Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandon Duckworth, 2B Tony Thomas
Chicago Cubs
Reinstated from DL: RHP Justin Berg, RHP Manolin de Leon, RHP Dylan Johnston, RHP Tarlandas Mitchell,
RHP Jose Tineo, RHP Scott Weismann, LHP Graham Hicks, LHP Zach Rosscup, LHP Luis Villalba, OF John
Andreoli
Chicago White Sox
Signed: LHP Wes Whisler (re-signed for 2012 season)
Cleveland Indians
Recalled: 1B Matt LaPorta
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Jerad Head (Triple-A)
Colorado Rockies
Released: SS Radames Nazario
Recalled: SS Chris Nelson
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Drew Pomeranz, 2B Thomas Field
Designated for assignment: C Matt Pagnozzi
Reinstated from DL: LHP Drew Pomeranz
Selected by the Rockies in the 22nd round of the 2005 Draft out of Dr. Juan J Maunez Pimentel in Puerto Rico,
24-year-old Nazario played only 19 games at Triple A-Colorado Springs (.288/.299/.424) due to several stints in
the DL. He would still be eligible for minor league free agency at the season end.
Rockies purchased the contract of Thomas Field from Double-A Tulsa. Colorado needed some shortstop depth
with Troy Tulowitzki dealing with a hip issue and Chris Nelson also banged up. Field batted .271/.357/.439 with
17 HR and 9 SB over 472 at-bats with Tulsa this season. He profiles as a utilityman over the long haul. Texas
selected him out of Texas State in the 24th round of the 2008 Draft.
Detroit Tigers
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeff Ferrell, RHP Ramon Lebron, RHP Jordan Pratt, RHP Bruce Rondon, RHP Cody
Satterwhite, LHP Tyler Barrett, LHP Jade Todd, C Andy Bouchie, 2B Alexander Nunez, 3B Jason King, SS
Gustavo Nunez, OF Edwin Gomez
Houston Astros
Signed: RHP Alan Abreu (NDFA—Lander (S.C.))
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Xavier Cedeno
Astros purchased the contract of LHP Xavier Cedeno from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Sergio Escalona suffered a
season-ending ankle injury, so the Astros wanted to add another lefty to the bullpen. Puerto Rican Cedeno
posted a 4.38 ERA while striking a batter per inning in 35 games -- 22 starts -- between Double- and Triple-A this
season.
Milwaukee Brewers
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Mike Fiers
Fiers wasn't ranked before the season by Baseball America among the team's top-30 prospects, but he's made a
name for himself after posting a 1.86 ERA and 132/36 K/BB ratio over 126 frames between the rotation and
bullpen at Double- and Triple-A. A 22nd-round pick form Nova Southeastern (Fla.) in ’09, Mike Fiers went on an
incredible roll after shifting from the bullpen to the rotation at Double-A Huntsville in late May. In 18 starts for the
Sounds and Triple-A Nashville, he went 11-2, 1.43 with 111 whiffs in 107 innings. A strong finish enabled Fiers
to come from behind to win the minor league ERA title at 1.86, narrowly edging out Rays lefty Matt Moore.
Minnesota Twins
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Chuck James (Triple-A)
New York Mets
Recalled: RHP Dale Thayer
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Mike O'Connor (Triple-A)
New York Yankees
Recalled: RHP Dellin Betances
Added to 40-man roster: C Austin Romine
Designated for assignment: LHP Steve Garrison
Betances, 23, posted a 3.70 ERA and 142/70 K/BB ratio in 126 1/3 innings this season between Double- and
Triple-A. He was an 8th round pick in 2006 out a Brooklyn high school.
Oakland Athletics
Recalled: C Landon Powell
Added to 40-man roster: OF Jai Miller
Jai Miller batted .276/.368/.588 with 32 homers for Triple-A Sacramento and made the Pacific Coast League's
postseason all-star team. The homers were a career high for the 26-year-old, as were the 179 strikeouts (in 410
at-bats), a total that came precariously close to breaking Charleston Jimerson's five-year-old PCL record.
Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: LHP Rob Cooper (NDFA—Sierra (Calif.) JC)
Released: RHP Mike McGuire
Reinstated from DL: 1B Tagg Bozied
The Phillies signed Windsor, Ontario, native Rob Cooper after a tryout. He also tried out for the Tigers and
had scheduled to throw for the Blue Jays.
St. Louis Cardinals
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Almarante
San Diego Padres
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Mike Gallic
Reinstated from DL: OF Oscar Garcia
San Francisco Giants
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jacob Dunnington, RHP Brandon Allen, RHP Jorge Bucardo, RHP Jose Casilla,
RHP Mark Christman, RHP Kevin Couture, RHP Casey Daigle, RHP Danny Sandbrink, RHP Craig Whitaker,
RHP Chris Wilson, LHP Bryce Bandilla, LHP Craig Clark, LHP Brian Maloney, C Dashenko Ricardo, 1B Brice
Cutspec, 1B Travis Ishikawa, 1B Josh Mazzola, 2B Julio Izturis, SS Ryan Lormand, OF Jose de la Cruz, OF
Roger Kieschnick, OF Mike McBryde
Seattle Mariners
Signed: RHP Domingo Brazoban (re-signed for 2012), 1B Eddy Martinez-Esteve (re-signed for 2012)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Blandford, RHP Tim Boyce, RHP Yao Chang, RHP Danny Cruz, RHP Brent
Johnson, RHP Fray Martinez, RHP George Mieses, RHP Trevor Miller, RHP Yovanny Olivero, RHP Alex
Periard, RHP Richard Vargas, RHP Alfredo Venegas, LHP Nick Hill, LHP Brandol Perez, LHP Mauricio Robles,
LHP Edlando Seco, LHP Jordan Shipers, LHP Philippe Valiquette, C Steve Baron, C Andrew Giobbi, C Angel
Salome, 1B Ji-Man Choi, 1B Eddy Martinez-Esteve, 1B Dennis Raben, 2B Cesar Fuentes, 3B Edilio Colina, 3B
Jose Flores, OF James Jones, OF Nate Tenbrink
Tampa Bay Rays
Recalled: RHP Dane de la Rosa
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Matt Moore, OF Russ Canzler
Designated for assignment: RHP Rob Delaney, RHP Mike Ekstrom
Option transferred: RHP Matt Bush (Double-A to Triple-A)
Moore registered a sparkling 1.92 ERA and 210/46 K/BB ratio in 155 innings this season between Double-A
Montgomery and Triple-A Durham. The 22-year-old left-hander is widely considered to be baseball's top pitching
prospect.
Canzler, 25, batted .314 with a .930 OPS in 549 plate appearances this season for Durham to earn the Int’l
League MVP Award. He'll serve as depth on the bench, as he's capable of playing the corner infield and outfield
positions.
Texas Rangers
Recalled: LHP Michael Kirkman
Toronto Blue Jays
Recalled: RHP Kyle Drabek, LHP Brad Mills, 1B David Cooper
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chad Beck, RHP Danny Farquhar, OF Adam Loewen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Eric Brown, RHP Travis Garrett
Reinstated from DL: OF Chris Hopkins
Loewen hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2008, when he was a pitcher for the Orioles. He hit .306
with 46 doubles, 17 HR, 85 RBI, 11 SB (.377 OBA/.508 SLG) for Triple A-Las Vegas.
Washington Nationals
Reinstated from DL: C Sam Palace
Aug. 31-Sept. 6
Arizona Diamondbacks
Released: RHP Wes Roemer
Recalled: RHP Ryan Cook, RHP Sam Demel
Added to 40-man roster: C Robby Hammock
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jason Urquidez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jason Urquidez, 1B Juan Miranda
Arizona released the former supplementary first round pick. Roemer posted a 4.39 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 2.5
BB/9 in 164 innings in the upper minors this year. He has a 4.44 ERA with 6.7 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 in five pro
seasons.
Atlanta Braves
Released: 3B Wes Helms
Recalled: RHP Randall Delgado, RHP Julio Teheran, RHP Anthony Varvaro, C J.C. Boscan
Added to 40-man roster: OF Antoan Richardson
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Dustin Richardson (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Juan Jaime, C Evan Gattis
Reinstated from DL: LHP Blaine Sims, SS Tyler Pastornicky
21-year-old Delgado was signed by the Braves as a non-drafted free agent on July 18, 2006 out of Panama. The
number 3 Braves’ prospect went 7-7, 3.88 ERA in 25 starts between AA & AAA (135 K/57 BB).
Baltimore Orioles
Recalled: LHP Zach Phillips, 3B Josh Bell, SS Pedro Florimon
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jeremy Accardo, RHP Rick VandenHurk, LHP Clay Rapada, OF Kyle Hudson
Designated for assignment: LHP Mark Hendrickson, SS Blake Davis
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Mitch Atkins (Triple-A), LHP Michael Ballard (Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Steve Bumbry, OF Felix Pie, OF Kipp Schutz
Reinstated from DL: LHP Nick Bierbrodt, C Zach Booker, C Kyle Moore
Boston Red Sox
Signed: OF Joey Gathright (Yuma/North American League)
Released: OF Matt Sheely
Traded: RHP Jason Rice to Athletics for 1B Conor Jackson
Recalled: RHP Kyle Weiland, LHP Felix Doubront, C Ryan Lavarnway
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Nate Spears
Designated for assignment: 2B Drew Sutton
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tom Ebert, LHP Cesar Cabral, 2B Tony Thomas, 3B Michael Almanzar
Reinstated from DL: RHP Caleb Clay, RHP Kyle Stroup, 1B Jonathan Hee, 2B Drew Sutton, OF Matt Sheely
Nate Spears replaces Drew Sutton as Boston's 25th man du jour. Signed as a minor league free agent in
December ’09, Spears spent nine seasons in the minors before earning his first big league callup this
September. A true utility man, he played 10 or more games for Triple-A Pawtucket at second base, third base,
left field and right field, while batting .248/.355/.397 in 315 at-bats. The Orioles selected Spears in the fifth round
of the ’03 draft and traded him to the Cubs for Corey Patterson in January ’06.
Chicago Cubs
Recalled: LHP John Gaub, 3B D.J. LeMahieu, OF Lou Montanez
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Bryan LaHair
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Larry Suarez, LHP Eric Jokisch, OF John Andreoli
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Carpenter, RHP Ethan Elias, RHP Arturo Maltos-Garcia, RHP Jhon Rodriguez,
LHP Scott Maine, C Taylor Davis, 1B Trevor Gretzky, 3B Arismendy Alcantara, OF Smaily Borges
Spending the season with Triple-A Iowa, Bryan LaHair topped all minor leaguers with 38 homers, a .664
slugging percentage and a 1.070 OPS. The 28-year-old won MVP honors in the Pacific Coast League.
Chicago White Sox
Released: LHP Doug Davis
Recalled: SS Eduardo Escobar
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Dylan Axelrod, RHP Shane Lindsay, RHP Addison Reed
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Orlando Santos
Reinstated from DL: RHP Miguel Socolovich, C Miguel Gonzalez
Escobar hit .266/.303/.354 in 536 plate appearances across 137 games this season at Triple A-Charlotte.
Considered a defensive specialist, his at-bats will likely be limited. The White Sox signed him in January 2006
out of Venezuela. He was ranked by BA as the #5 prospect and the best defensive infielder in the White Sox’
system entering the season.
This will be the first big-league go-around for the Australian-born Lindsay. He put up solid numbers in 70 1/3
innings between Double-A and Triple-A this season, turning in a 2.18 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 90/59 K/BB ratio.
White Sox purchased the contract of RHP Addison Reed from Triple-A Charlotte. A third-round pick just last
year, Reed cruised through the White Sox minor-league system this summer, posting a 1.26 ERA, microscopic
0.73 WHIP and eye-popping 111/14 K/BB ratio in 78 1/3 innings across four levels of play. He could play a big
role out of the White Sox bullpen down the stretch, will have a good chance at making the team out of spring
training next March.
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: LHP Clayton Tanner
Recalled: RHP Jared Burton, RHP Carlos Fisher, RHP Edinson Volquez, LHP Jeremy Horst, LHP Matt
Maloney, LHP Travis Wood, 2B Chris Valaika, 3B Juan Francisco
Added to 40-man roster: C Devin Mesoraco
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Fred Lewis (Triple-A)
Option transferred: C Yasmani Grandal (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Daniel Renken
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Juan Silva
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyree Hayes
Cleveland Indians
Recalled: RHP Josh Judy, RHP Corey Kluber, LHP Nick Hagadone, 2B Luis Valbuena
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Corey Kluber, RHP Jason Rice
Option transferred: LHP Kelvin de la Cruz (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Marty Popham
Reinstated from DL: RHP Clayton Ehlert, RHP Jose Flores, OF Thomas Neal
The Indians claimed Jason Rice on waivers from the Athletics, less than a week after Oakland traded for him.
Rice joined the playoff roster for Triple-A Columbus and could receive a September callup. See the A's entry
below for more.
Colorado Rockies
Recalled: RHP Greg Reynolds, RHP Josh Roenicke, LHP J.C. Romero, C Jordan Pacheco, C Wilin Rosario
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jim Miller
Option transferred: RHP Cory Riordan (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Andy Graham, RHP Clayton Mortensen, 1B Jorge Cantu, SS Hector Gomez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Trevor Gibson, RHP Blake Johnson, RHP Andrew Johnston, C Beau Seabury, SS
Warren Schaeffer, SS Jeff Squier
Rockies recalled C-INF Jordan Pacheco from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Pacheco (a 9th round pick in 2007), 25,
batted .278/.343/.377 with three home runs, 50 RBI and a .721 OPS over 411 plate appearances this season at
the Triple-A level while throwing out just 20 percent of would-be basestealers.
Rockies purchased the contract of RHP Jim Miller from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Miller hasn't pitched in the big
leagues since 2008 as a member of the Orioles. The 29-year-old right-hander functioned as the primary closer
for Triple-A Colorado Springs this season, posting a 5.25 ERA, 24 Sv and 73/21 K/BB ratio over 72 innings (1.58
WHIP).
Detroit Tigers
Recalled: RHP Jacob Turner, C Omir Santos, 2B Will Rhymes, SS Danny Worth, OF Andy Dirks
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Luis Marte
Reinstated from DL: RHP L.J. Gagnier, LHP Adam Wilk, OF Clete Thomas
Dominican Luis Marte is in his sixth season in the Tigers’ system and pitched his way into the MLB debut by
going 4-0-3, 1.92 ERA in 56.1 IP between AA & AAA, with 70 K, 22 BB and 32 hits (0.96 WHIP).
Florida Marlins
Recalled: RHP Sandy Rosario, RHP Alex Sanabia, LHP Brad Hand
Added to 40-man roster: C Vinny Rottino, 3B Matt Dominguez
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Frank Reed, OF Rand Smith
Reinstated from DL: RHP Adalberto Mendez, LHP Graham Taylor, C Clint Sammons
Houston Astros
Recalled: RHP Lucas Harrell, RHP Jordan Lyles, C J.R. Towles, 1B Brett Wallace, 3B Chris Johnson, OF J.B.
Shuck
Option transferred: RHP Arcenio Leon (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Justin Gominsky
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Cisnero, C Chris Wallace
Kansas City Royals
Recalled: RHP Jesse Chavez, 3B Yamaico Navarro
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Michael Liberto
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeremy Jeffress, RHP Mario Santiago
Los Angeles Angels
Recalled: RHP Trevor Bell, RHP Ysmael Carmona, RHP Tyler Chatwood, RHP Kevin Jepsen, RHP Michael
Kohn, RHP Anthony Ortega, LHP Horacio Ramirez, 2B Alexi Amarista, SS Andrew Romine, OF Jeremy Moore
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Efren Navarro, SS Gil Velazquez
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Matt Palmer (Triple-A), 3B Freddy Sandoval (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Hurst, 3B Michael Wing
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Baudilio Lopez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ysmael Carmona, RHP Kyle Hurst, RHP Kevin Jepsen, 3B Michael Wing
Navarro (a 50th round pick in 2007), 25, batted .317/.368/.488 with 12 homers, 73 RBI and an .856 OPS over
547 plate appearances this season at Triple A-Salt Lake City. He had never hit more than six home runs in any
of his previous four minor league seasons before playing in the Pacific Coast League.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Recalled: RHP John Ely, RHP Josh Lindblom, RHP Ramon Troncoso, 3B Russ Mitchell, OF Jerry Sands
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Dana Eveland, C Tim Federowicz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Acosta, RHP John Housey, LHP Aaron Miller, C Steve Cilladi, C Keyter
Collado, SS Kevin Thompson, OF Brad Coon, OF Anthony Jackson
Milwaukee Brewers
Traded: RHP Adrian Rosario and LHP Danny Ray Herrera to Mets to complete deal in which Mets traded RHP
Francisco Rodriguez to Brewers for two players to be named
Recalled: RHP Tim Dillard, C Martin Maldonado
Added to 40-man roster: OF Logan Schafer
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mark DiFelice, RHP Jameson Dunn, RHP Kyle Heckathorn, RHP Andre
Lamontagne, LHP Charly Bashara, LHP Mike Ramlow, C Patrick Arlis, C Tony Pechek, C Shawn Riggans, 1B
Chris Dennis, 2B Mike Brownstein, 3B Mike Walker, SS Carlos George, OF Brendan Katin
Minnesota Twins
Recalled: RHP Jim Hoey, 1B Chris Parmelee, 2B Matt Tolbert, OF Joe Benson
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Liam Hendriks, RHP Kyle Waldrop, 2B Brian Dinkelman
Designated for assignment: LHP Chuck James
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Deolis Guerra, RHP Pedro Guerra, RHP Steven Hirschfeld
Reinstated from DL: LHP Sam Spangler
Benson posted a nice .287/.389/.499 batting line with 16 HR and 67 RBI in 468 plate appearances this season at
the Double-A level. He was the Twins' second-round pick in 2006 June Draft. He’s considered the best
athlete and n. 4 prospect in the Twins’ system entering the 2011 by Baseball America.
Hendriks struggled a bit upon his promotion to Triple-A Rochester, posting a 4.56 ERA over nine starts, but
overall he has a 3.36 ERA and nice 111/21 K/BB ratio over 139 1/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A. The
22-year-old Australian will be making his major league debut. He was signed by the Minnesota Twins as a nondrafted free agent on Feb. 25, 2007.
New York Mets
Acquired: RHP Adrian Rosario and LHP Danny Ray Herrera from Brewers to complete deal in which Mets
traded RHP Francisco Rodriguez to Brewers for two players to be named
Recalled: RHP Josh Stinson, OF Mike Baxter
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chris Schwinden, 2B Josh Satin, 1B Valentino Pascucci
Designated for assignment: LHP Mike O'Connor
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Casey Hauptman, RHP Guillaume Leduc, 3B Zach Lutz
Reinstated from DL: RHP John Church, RHP Scott Moviel, RHP Edgar Ramirez, RHP Luis Rojas, RHP Gabriel
Zavala, LHP Roy Merritt, C Nelfi Zapata
Selected by the New York Mets in the 22nd round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Fresno Pacific
University, Schwinden went 8-8, 3.95 ERA and 134/48 K/BB ratio over 26 starts at Triple A-Buffalo.
Satin, 26, batted .323/.411/.495 with 12 HR, 76 RBI and a .906 OPS over 564 plate appearances between
Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Buffalo this season. Better known for his bat than his glove, Satin (a sixth
round of the 2008 Draft out of the University of California-Berkeley) is capable of playing first base, second and
third.
Pascucci, 32, hasn't appeared in the big leagues since 2004, when he played in 32 games as a member of the
Expos. Pascucci batted .264/.375/.476 with 21 homers, 91 RBI and an .851 OPS over 523 plate appearances
with the Bisons this season.
New York Yankees
Recalled: RHP Andrew Brackman, RHP Hector Noesi, RHP Lance Pendleton, LHP Aaron Laffey, LHP Raul
Valdes, 3B Brandon Laird, OF Chris Dickerson, OF Greg Golson, OF Justin Maxwell
Added to 40-man roster: RHP George Kontos, RHP Scott Proctor, C Jesus Montero
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Ryan Pope (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Reinier Casanova, RHP Mike Gipson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach Nuding, RHP Eric Wordekemper, LHP Steve Garrison, LHP Brad Halsey, C
Ryan Baker, C P.J. Pilittere, OF Justin Maxwell
Oakland Athletics
Traded: 1B Conor Jackson to Red Sox for RHP Jason Rice
Recalled: LHP Jerry Blevins, 1B Daric Barton, 3B Adam Rosales, OF Michael Taylor
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Andrew Carignan, RHP Jason Rice
Option transferred: RHP Joey Devine (Triple-A to Double-A)
Reinstated from DL: 1B Daric Barton, 3B Tony Thompson, OF Jose Crisotomo, OF Jose Rivero
The Athletics saved more than $500,000 by trading Conor Jackson to Boston, receiving veteran minor league
reliever Jason Rice and cash considerations in the deal. They called up Rice to Oakland immediately after
acquiring him, but he never appeared in a game for the A's and soon found himself on outright waivers. The
Indians claimed him and added him to their Triple-A playoff bullpen. Rice qualifies for minor league free agency if
Cleveland removes him from its 40-man roster.
Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: LHP Delvin Perez,C Chabriel Pizarro
Acquired: OF John Bowker from Pirates for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Michael Schwimer, 2B Pete Orr
Added to 40-man roster: OF John Bowker
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Tagg Bozied, 1B Jim Murphy
Reinstated from DL: RHP Garett Claypool, RHP Ryan Duke, OF Chris Lubanski, OF Scott Podsednik
Pittsburgh Pirates
Traded: OF John Bowker to Phillies for cash considerations
Recalled: LHP Jeff Locke, LHP Daniel Moskos, LHP Aaron Thompson, C Jason Jaramillo, 3B Pedro Alvarez,
SS Pedro Ciriaco
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jared Hughes, LHP Brian Burres
Placed on 7-day DL: C Sam Gonzalez
Reinstated from DL: C Wyatt Toregas, 1B Calvin Anderson, 2B Brian Friday
Hughes, 26 (a 4th round pick in 2006), posted a 3.28 ERA and 78/36 K/BB ratio in 104 1/3 innings this season
between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis.
St. Louis Cardinals
Recalled: RHP Maikel Cleto, RHP Brandon Dickson, C Tony Cruz, SS Tyler Greene, OF Adron Chambers
Added to 40-man roster: OF Shane Robinson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Almarante, RHP Todd McInnis
Reinstated from DL: RHP Javier Avendano, RHP Ramon Delgado, RHP Scott Gorgen, RHP Scott McGregor,
RHP Todd McInnis, RHP Jose Rada, RHP Adam Reifer, RHP Francisco Samuel, LHP Jonathan Cornelius, LHP
Manuel de la Cruz, LHP Jean Mijares, C Nick Derba, C Steve Hill, C Audry Perez, 2B Greg Garcia, OF D'Marcus
Ingram, OF Aaron Luna, OF Tommy Pham, OF Roberto Reyes
San Diego Padres
Recalled: RHP Erik Hamren, RHP Evan Scribner, C Luis Martinez, 1B Anthony Rizzo, 3B James Darnell
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Brad Brach
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Pat Neshek (Triple-A), C Kyle Phillips (Triple-A)
Optioned to Double-A: OF Blake Tekotte
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Zach Herr, 2B Bryan Altman, OF Oscar Garcia
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Leonel Campos, OF Donavan Tate
Reinstated from DL: RHP Evan Scribner, 2B Pat McKenna, 3B Edinson Rincon, OF Mykal Stokes
Padres purchased the contract of Brad Brach from Triple-A Tucson. The 25-year-old right-hander posted an
impressive 2.89 ERA, 34 saves and 94/12 K/BB ratio over 71 2/3 innings between Double-A San Antonio and
Triple-A Tucson this season.
San Francisco Giants
Recalled: RHP Waldis Joaquin, LHP Dan Runzler, LHP Eric Surkamp, C Hector Sanchez, 2B Emmanuel
Burriss, 3B Conor Gillaspie, SS Brandon Crawford, OF Darren Ford
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Brett Pill, OF Justin Christian
Option transferred: LHP Eric Surkamp (High-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Ryan Scoma
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jacob Dunnington, RHP Matt Graham, RHP Chris Heston, C Jesus Navarro, OF
James Simmons
Pill (Giants' seventh-round selection in 2006) has posted a solid .871 OPS in the Pacific Coast League this
season, but has an underwhelming .279/.328/.445 batting line and .773 OPS over parts of six seasons in the
minor leagues. The 26-year-old came up as a first baseman, but he has played 57 games at second base this
season, where his bat could play better in the long-term. Still, he projects as a future utility man.
Seattle Mariners
Signed: RHP Yunior De Jesus (re-signed)
Released: C Norberto Susini, 3B Matt Tuiasosopo
Recalled: RHP Shawn Kelley, 3B Alex Liddi, OF Michael Saunders
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Steve Delabar, LHP Cesar Jimenez
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Dan Carroll
Reinstated from DL: 3B Rudy van Heydoom, OF Carlos Peguero
The Mariners' 3rd-round selection in 2004 ($2.29M signing bonus), Tuiasosopo hit. 226/.341/.394 with 14 HR
and 77 RBI in 116 games at Tacoma, in his fourth consecutive season at Triple A. In 71 games at the Major
League level (2008-2009-2010, service time: 1.079), he hit an ugly .176/.234/.306.
Alex Liddi became the first italian born player ever to reach MLB. Liddi was called up by the Mariners on
September 6 and made his MLB debut the day after at L.A. Angels (LA won 3-1), when he went 0-for-2 with a K.
Liddi struck his first hit (a double) on Sept. 9 against Kansas City at home, in a game the Angels won 7-3. The
23-year-old Liddi, from San Remo, attended the first MLB European Academy in Tirrenia (Italy) back in 2005 and
was signed as a non-drafted free agent on September 9, 2005 by Mariners scouts Wayne Norton and Mauro
Mazzotti. During the 2011 season he played for Triple-A Tacoma (PCL) and batted .259 (OBP .332/SLG .488)
with 30 homeruns, 121 runs and 104 RBI in 138 games. He led the PCL in runs scored and is only the second
player in Tacoma team history to put together 100 runs and 100 RBIs in the same season. In six minor league
seasons, he was selected to the Futures Game in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and was named the California League
Player of the Year in 2009, when hit a sparkling .345 with 23 HRs and 104 RBIs for High Desert. The third
baseman has good power but has to be more selective at the plate and make some improvements on the
defensive side. COMPLIMENTS to Liddi from all the italian fans!!! We hope this great achievement helps the
growth of the game in Italy and in Europe.
Tampa Bay Rays
Recalled: RHP Andy Sonnanstine, OF Brandon Guyer
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Andujar, RHP Ricky Orta, C Luke Bailey, OF Chris Murrill, OF Brett
Nommensen, OF Emeel Salem
Texas Rangers
Signed: LHP Doug Arguello
Elected free agency: SS Omar Quintanilla
Recalled: RHP Wilmer Font
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Merkin Valdez, 3B Esteban German
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Tim Wood (Triple-A), SS Omar Quintanilla (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Wilfredo Boscan, RHP Nick McBride
Reinstated from DL: RHP Wilmer Font, C Robinzon Diaz
Toronto Blue Jays
Released: 2B Brandon Mims
Added to 40-man roster: SS Chris Woodward
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP P.J. Walters (Triple-A), LHP Wil Ledezma (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Phillabaum, LHP Willie Collazo, OF Yeico Aponte, OF Chris Hopkins
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mike MacDonald, RHP Deck McGuire
Washington Nationals
Released: RHP Adam Carr
Recalled: RHP Yunesky Maya, RHP Craig Stammen, LHP Atahualpa Severino, OF Roger Bernadina, OF Corey
Brown
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Brad Peacock, LHP Tom Milone, 2B Steve Lombardozzi
Designated for assignment: RHP Garrett Mock
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Erik Davis, C Jeremy Mayo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Christian Garcia, RHP Trevor Holder, RHP Taylor Jordan, LHP Robert Hansen, LHP
Jack McGeary, C Cole Leonida, 1B Michael Aubrey, OF Gregor Blanco, OF Wander Nunez
The Nationals added Tom Milone to take the spot of Jordan Zimmermann in the starting rotation. The 24-yearold left-hander had a 3.22 ERA and a ridiculous 155/16 K/BB ratio over 24 starts with Triple-A Syracuse this
season.
Lombardozzi, 22, batted .309/.360/.430 with 8 HR, 52 RBI and 30 stolen bases over 616 plate appearances
between Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Syracuse this season. The switch-hitter was selected by the
Washington Nationals in the 19th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of St Petersburg Junior College.
Aug. 25-30
Arizona Diamondbacks
Released: RHP Jeff Bennett
Outrighted off 40-man roster: SS Cody Ransom (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Juan Miranda, OF Michael Restovich
Reinstated from DL: C Robby Hammock
Atlanta Braves
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Dimasther Delgado, LHP Rowdy Hardy
Reinstated from DL: RHP Yeliar Castro, RHP Erik Cordier, 3B Shawn Bowman
Baltimore Orioles
Recalled: LHP Mark Hendrickson
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Felix Pie (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Hobgood, C Zach Booker, 1B Tyler Townsend, SS Greg Miclat
Boston Red Sox
Signed: LHP Trever Miller
Recalled: RHP Scott Atchison, RHP Michael Bowden
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Scott Atchison, C Ryan Lavarnway
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joe Holtmeyer, 3B Kolbrin Vitek, SS Jason Thompson, OF Wilfred Pichardo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Fox, LHP Cesar Cabral, 2B Drew Dominguez
Chicago Cubs
Signed: RHP David Henrie (NDFA—Trinidad State (Colo.) JC)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Welington Castillo
Chicago White Sox
Recalled: OF Dayan Viciedo
Option transferred: RHP Kyle Cofield (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Collop
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle Cofield
Viciedo registered a productive .296/.364/.491 batting line with 20 home runs and 78 RBI in 119 games this year
at Triple-A Charlotte. He's expected to draw playing time in right field, left field, first base and designated hitter
down the stretch.
Cincinnati Reds
Released: RHP Derrik Lutz
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Travis Wood
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Scott Carroll, RHP Brian Pearl, 2B Henry Rodriguez, OF Josh Garton
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Nick Fleece
Reinstated from DL: LHP Tom Cochran, 2B Jake Kahaulelio, OF Dayne Read
Cleveland Indians
Recalled: RHP Jeanmar Gomez, LHP Nick Hagadone
Added to 40-man roster: OF Jerad Head
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Nick Hagadone, 1B Matt LaPorta
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jason Knapp, RHP Mason Radeke
Transferred to 60-day DL: 3B Tony Mansolino
Reinstated from DL: OF Bo Greenwell
Hagadone, who was acquired from the Red Sox two years ago as part of the Victor Martinez deal, has been
moved to the bullpen full-time this season due to injury and control problems. He's thrived, posting a 2.74 ERA
and 75/22 K/BB ratio over 69 relief innings between Double- and Triple-A. He'll likely be used in a middle relief
role initially. Boston selected him as a supplemental first-round pick in 2007 out of Washington University.
Jerad Head signed as a nondrafted free agent out of Washburn (Kan.) University in ’05 and then spent three
seasons at the Class A level and most of the next two in Double-A. But Head's fortunes began to change in
2010. He won MVP honors in the Triple-A National Championship Game—he went 3-for-4 with two doubles and
four RBIs against Tacoma—and the 28-year-old returned to Columbus this season and performed, batting
.284/.338/.526 with 24 doubles and 28 homers.
Colorado Rockies
Outrighted off 40-man roster: SS Ryan Rohlinger (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Roenicke, LHP J.C. Romero
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Blake Johnson, RHP Andrew Johnston, C Beau Seabury, 1B Matt McBride, SS
Warren Schaeffer
Reinstated from DL: C Dallas Tarleton, 2B Jimmy Cesario
Detroit Tigers
Recalled: C Omir Santos, SS Danny Worth
Optioned to Triple-A: C Omir Santos, SS Danny Worth
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jade Todd
Reinstated from DL: RHP Patrick Cooper, RHP Clemente Mendoza
Florida Marlins
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zach Neal, 3B Chase Austin
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Walker Moore
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mike Ojala, C Jose Ceballos, 1B Jaime Ortiz
Houston Astros
Recalled: RHP Juan Abreu
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Cisnero, RHP Chris Hicks, LHP Tommy Shirley
Reinstated from DL: RHP R.J. Alaniz, RHP Jake Buchanan, 2B Jose Thompson, OF Bryce Lane
Kansas City Royals
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeremy Jeffress, RHP Mario Santiago, C Jose Bonilla
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Chase Hentges
Reinstated from DL: C Manny Pina, 1B Juan Graterol
Selected by the Royals in the 16th round of the 2005 Draft out of Laredo (Texas) Community College and Baton
Rouge (La.) Community College, Santiago was named Burlington Pitcher of the Year in 2007 and finished fifth in
the Carolina League in ERA and ninth in innings pitched in 2008. He pitched for Puerto Rico in the Caribbean
World Series in 2009 (went 1-1 with a 0.75 ERA and 11 strikeouts) and in the IBAF World Cup the same year (in
that tournament showed a good slider and an above average curveball). He made 17 starts for AA-Northwest
Arkansas in 2010, tied for third most on the team. He went 3-3-2, 5.70 ERA at Triple A-Omaha (64.2 IP) and 5-2,
2.23 ERA at AA-Northwest Arkansas (47.1 IP) and is eligible for minor league free agency after the season.
Los Angeles Angels
Released: SS Adam Younger
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Eric Junge
Reinstated from DL: RHP Johnny Hellweg, SS Jean Segura
Los Angeles Dodgers
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Acosta, RHP Robert Chamra, C Steve Cilladi, C B.J. LaRosa, 3B Kevin Taylor,
OF Brad Coon
Reinstated from DL: RHP Joey Newby, LHP Adam Dedeaux, LHP David Jensen, C Steve Domecus, C J.T.
Wise
Milwaukee Brewers
Released: LHP Randy Flores
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Taylor Green
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tim Dillard
Reinstated from DL: RHP Blake Billings, RHP R.J. Johnson, RHP Cody Scarpetta
Taylor Green (a 25th round pick in 2005) enjoyed a huge bounceback year for Triple-A Nashville after a pair of
down years following wrist surgery. He hit .336 with 22 home runs and 88 RBI. He's primarily a third baseman
but can also handle second in a pinch.
Minnesota Twins
Recalled: LHP Scott Diamond, C Rene Rivera
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Matt Tolbert
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Sam Spangler, LHP Mike Tarsi
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ben Tootle, LHP Clint Dempster
New York Mets
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Miguel Batista
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Mike Baxter
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP John Church, RHP Luis Rojas
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose de la Torre, LHP Hamilton Bennett, OF Cesar Puello, OF Travis Taijeron
New York Yankees
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Hector Noesi
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Aaron Dott, LHP Kei Igawa, C Ryan Baker, SS Anderson Feliz
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Jordan Cote, RHP Dawerd Cruz, RHP Rookie Davis, RHP Joe Maher, LHP Andy
Cave, SS Claudio Custodio
Reinstated from DL: C Kyle Higashioka
Oakland Athletics
Recalled: RHP Bruce Billings, RHP Graham Godfrey, LHP Jerry Blevins, LHP Josh Outman
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Neil Wagner
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Bruce Billings (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Bruce Billings, RHP Graham Godfrey, LHP Jerry Blevins, LHP Jordan Norberto
Option transferred: 1B Sean Doolittle (Triple-A to Arizona League)
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Andy LaRoche, 3B Tony Thompson, OF Jose Crisotomo
Reinstated from DL: RHP John Meloan, RHP Sean Murphy, C Juan Nunez, 1B Sean Doolittle
Wagner, 27, had a 3.26 ERA and 87/23 K/BB ratio this season between Double-A Midland and Triple-A
Sacramento. He was selected by the Cleveland Indians out of North Dakota State University in the 21st round of
the 2005 First-Year Player Draft. Wagner was traded to the A’s for cash considerations in May 2010.
Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: OF Carlos Tocci
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Michael Schwimer, 2B Pete Orr
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Garett Claypool, RHP Rye Davis, LHP Bryan Morgado, 2B Francisco Figueroa, SS
Edgar Duran, OF Brian Gump, OF Chris Lubanski
Reinstated from DL: LHP Tommy Palica, C Tim Kennelly
The Phillies handed out one of the highest international bonuses in organization history to Venezuelan center
fielder Carlos Tocci ($759K).
Pittsburgh Pirates
Released: OF Justin Bencsko
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Pedro Ciriaco
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mike Crotta, C Dusty Brown
Reinstated from DL: LHP Donald Veal, C Jason Jaramillo
St. Louis Cardinals
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Manuel de la Cruz, 2B Greg Garcia
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Jeff Nadeau, LHP Bob Revesz, 2B Trevor Martin
Reinstated from DL: RHP Carlos Martinez, 1B Phil Cerreto, 2B Kolten Wong
San Diego Padres
Recalled: OF Blake Tekotte
Added to 40-man roster: SS Andy Parrino
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Erik Hamren
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Juan Herrera, LHP Jeremy Gigliotti, 2B Pat McKenna, SS Tyler Stubblefield, OF
Mykal Stokes
Reinstated from DL: RHP Hayden Beard, 3B Bryan Altman, 3B Vince Belnome
Selected by the Padres in the 26th round of the 2007 Draft, Parrino, 25, is a .264/.368/.398 career hitter in the
minor leagues, but batted .315/.393/.511 with 12 homers, 56 RBI and a .905 OPS over 357 plate appearances
between Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A Tucson this season. He'll mostly function as a backup at second
base and shortstop.
San Francisco Giants
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Eric Surkamp
Designated for assignment: LHP Clayton Tanner
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Dan Runzler
Optioned to high Class A: LHP Eric Surkamp, C Hector Sanchez
Placed on 7-day DL: C Jesus Navarro, 1B Josh Mazzola, OF Roger Kieschnick, OF James Simmons
Reinstated from DL: 2B Raynor Campbell, OF Christian Diaz
Giants recalled LHP Eric Surkamp from Double-A Richmond. The talented 24-year-old lefty had a 2.02 ERA and
165/44 K/BB ratio in 142 1/3 minor league innings this season. He was selected by the Giants in the sixth round
of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of North Carolina State University.
Seattle Mariners
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Trevor Miller, LHP Jordan Shipers, LHP Philippe Valiquette, C Steve Baron, 3B Matt
Tuiasosopo, SS Jake Schlander
Reinstated from DL: C Jack Marder, 1B Rich Poythress, OF Matt Cerione
Tampa Bay Rays
Released: RHP Dirk Hayhurst
Option transferred: RHP Chris Archer (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Todd Glaesmann, OF Cody Rogers
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dirk Hayhurst
After a brutal start, Chris Archer righted the ship in Double-A by going 7-4, 3.42 in his final 14 starts for
Montgomery. He allowed just five homers, though his strikeout-to-walk ratio was a tenuous 70-to-51. In his first
two starts for Triple-A Durham, Archer logged 13 innings while striking out 12 and allowing 11 hits, six walks and
only one run.
Texas Rangers
Released: RHP Ryan Tucker
Recalled: OF Leonys Martin
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Mark Hamburger
Placed on 7-day DL: C Robinzon Diaz
Reinstated from DL: LHP Zach Jackson, 1B Chris McGuiness, SS Leury Garcia
Cuban defector Leonys Martin batted .295/.362/.421 in 302 at-bats this season as he raced through the high
minors. He collected 25 extra-base hits and 27 walks (against 38 strikeouts) in 73 games, though his power
evaporated with Triple-A Round Rock, where he slugged .314.
Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Mark Hamburger from Triple-A Round Rock. Hamburger, who was
originally acquired from the Twins in the Eddie Guardado deal in 2008, posted a 3.39 ERA (1.09 WHIP) and
70/25 K/BB ratio over 82 1/3 innings this season between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. He'll pitch
in a middle relief role. He was signed by Minnesota as a non-drafted free agent on June 19, 2007 out of Twins
annual open tryout camp at the Metrodome.
Toronto Blue Jays
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Darin Mastroianni
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mike MacDonald, LHP Sam Strickland, 3B Bryan Kervin, OF Kenen Bailli, OF Eli
Boike, OF Travis Snider
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP David Berryhill
Reinstated from DL: OF Mike Crouse, OF Chris Hopkins
Right wrist tendinitis cost Travis Snider a September callup. Now, he faces four to six weeks of rest. Snider
debuted in the big leagues as a 20-year-old in ’08 and has not yet established himself in 232 games with the
Blue Jays. He has batted .248/.307/.423 with 28 homers in 799 at-bats, but with not quite enough power (.175
slugging) to look past his strikeout rate (nearly 30 percent of at-bats).
Washington Nationals
Recalled: 1B Chris Marrero
Transferred to 60-day DL: 2B Khayyan Norfork
Reinstated from DL: C Miguel Perez, OF Randolph Oduber
Nationals recalled 1B-OF Chris Marrero from Triple-A Syracuse. The 15th overall pick in the 2006 Draft, Marrero
has had a nice year for Syracuse, batting .300/.375/.449 with 14 homers and 69 RBI. His defense at first base
has also gotten better, and that's where Marrero will be when he gets playing time, pushing Mike Morse to left
field.
Aug. 17-24
Arizona Diamondbacks
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Kevin Mulvey (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jason Urquidez, C Robby Hammock
Reinstated from DL: RHP Charles Brewer, 2B Tony Abreu
Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP Juan Jaime, 3B Wes Helms
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Randall Delgado
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Erik Cordier, 2B Phil Gosselin, OF Willie Cabrera
A hard thrower who had Tommy John surgery in April ’10 and has not yet returned to action, Juan Jaime could
morph into a useful bullpen piece for Atlanta, assuming they can re-sign him to a minor league deal for next
season. (The 24-year-old Jaime has just 32 innings of experience in full-season ball, however.) The Braves
know a thing or two about acquiring relievers on the cheap. They snagged Eric O'Flaherty on waivers from the
Mariners in November ’08, Cristhian Martinez from the Marlins in April ’10 and Anthony Varvaro from the
Mariners (again) last January. Atlanta also signed Juan Abreu (whom they packaged to Houston in the Michael
Bourn deal) and Jairo Asencio (who won Best Reliever honors in the International League) on the minor league
free agent market.
Baltimore Orioles
Signed: 3B Ryan Zrenda (NDFA—Brown)
Recalled: 2B Ryan Adams, OF Matt Angle
Added to 40-man roster: C Jake Fox
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Luis Lebron (short-season)
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Josh Bell, SS Blake Davis
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Will Startup, C Kyle Moore
Reinstated from DL: C Zach Booker, C Adam Donachie, 1B Tyler Townsend, OF Ron Welty
Boston Red Sox
Signed: LHP Greg Smith, C Jeff Howell (Lincoln (American Association))
Added to 40-man roster: C Ryan Lavarnway
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Randy Williams (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Balcom-Miller, RHP Miguel Gonzalez, RHP Kyle Stroup, C Jayson Hernandez,
1B Jonathan Hee, OF Ryan Kalish
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Brenden Shepard
Transferred to 60-day DL: 3B Garin Cecchini
Reinstated from DL: RHP Anatanaer Batista, RHP Michael Olmsted, RHP Mathew Price, LHP Royce Ring, 2B
Zach Gentile, OF Andrew Turocy
Prior to his callup, Ryan Lavarnway mashed an eye-opening 30 homers while batting .293/.372/.559 in 417 atbats at Double-A and Triple-A. The Orioles' Matt Wieters hit 27 homers at those same levels and in those same
leagues (Eastern, International) in ’08. That's not to compare Lavarnway and Wieters as prospects—though it
does illustrate how difficult it is for a catcher to go deep 30 times in a minor league season. The only 30-homer
catchers turned up in a cursory search of the past seven seasons: the Blue Jays' J.P. Arencibia, who hit 32
bombs for Las Vegas last year, and the Angels' Mike Napoli, who struck 31 homers for Double-A Arkansas in
’05. The former benefited from a crazy hitting environments of the Pacific Coast League, while the latter played
exclusively in Double-A.
Chicago Cubs
Recalled: RHP Casey Coleman
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Scott Maine
Option transferred: RHP Kyle Smit (High-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Berg, RHP Ethan Elias, RHP Scott Weismann, LHP Scott Maine, C Taylor
Davis, 1B Trevor Gretzky, SS Arismendy Alcantara, OF Manuel Barrios, OF Smaily Borges
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dallas Beeler, RHP Ethan Elias, RHP Robinson Lopez, RHP Amaury Paulino, 3B
Marquez Smith, OF Manuel Barrios
Chicago White Sox
Draft pick signed: OF Dustin Hayes (29)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Josh Kinney
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joe Bisenius, RHP Paul Burnside, RHP Matt Zaleski, C Miguel Gonzalez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Paul Burnside, RHP Dexter Carter, 3B Kyle Shelton
Cincinnati Reds
Released: LHP Philippe Valiquette
Traded: RHP David Johnson to Blue Jays for future considerations
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jared Burton, LHP Matt Maloney
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Tom Cochran, C Corky Miller
Reinstated from DL: C Mark Fleury
Canadian Valiquette was a 7th round pick by the Reds in 2004 and pitched for the World Team in the 2010 AllStar Futures Game in Anaheim. He was selected to play in the Arizona Fall League's Rising Stars Game in
2010. Last season he went 4-1-5, 4.15 ERA in 65 relief innings between AA & AAA.
Cleveland Indians
Traded: LHP Drew Pomeranz to Rockies as player to be named in deal in which Rockies traded RHP Ubaldo
Jimenez to Indians for RHP Joe Gardner, RHP Alex White, 1B Matt McBride and a player to be named
Recalled: RHP Josh Judy, RHP Zach McAllister, 1B Shelley Duncan, 2B Cord Phelps, 2B Luis Valbuena, OF
Ezequiel Carrera
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Judy, RHP Zach McAllister, 2B Luis Valbuena, OF Ezequiel Carrera
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Clayton Ehlert, RHP Jose Flores, OF Thomas Neal, OF Nick Weglarz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Danny Salazar, LHP Kelvin de la Cruz, LHP Giovanni Soto, C Juan Apodaca, OF
Anthony Gallas
Colorado Rockies
Released: 1B Mike Jacobs, 1B Blake McDade
Acquired: LHP Drew Pomeranz from Indians as player to be named in deal in which Rockies traded RHP
Ubaldo Jimenez to Indians for RHP Joe Gardner, RHP Alex White, 1B Matt McBride and a player to be named
Acquired: 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff from Athletics for cash considerations
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff
Designated for assignment: SS Ryan Rohlinger
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Edgar Gonzalez (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Chris Nelson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Billy Buckner, LHP Drew Pomeranz, 3B Ian Stewart, SS Jeff Squier, OF Cole Garner
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andy Graham, RHP Josh Sullivan, 1B Matt McBride, SS Radames Nazario
The Rockies wasted no time in releasing Mike Jacobs after Major League Baseball announced that the 30-yearold Triple-A slugger had become the first player to test positive for human growth hormone.
While Ubaldo Jimenez ran up a 5.79 ERA in his first five starts for the Indians, Drew Pomeranz, the lead
prospect acquired by Colorado, had an emergency appendectomy on Aug. 20. Pomeranz pitched seven strong
innings (two hits, four whiffs, no walks) in his Rockies debut for Double-A Tulsa.
Detroit Tigers
Released: OF Samir Rijo
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Brandon Inge
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Andy Dirks
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP L.J. Gagnier, LHP Adam Wilk, OF Clete Thomas
Reinstated from DL: LHP Hua-Wei Lo, SS Ryan Soares, OF Brent Wyatt
Florida Marlins
Released: OF Ernesto Manzanillo
Recalled: RHP Chris Hatcher, OF Logan Morrison
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Ozzie Martinez, OF Chris Coghlan
Option transferred: RHP Sandy Rosario (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Alfredo Lopez, SS Tim Torres, OF Brent Keys
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Higgins, RHP Scott Lyman, RHP Zach Neal, 3B Matt Dominguez, SS Todd
Muecklisch, OF Ryan McIntyre
Houston Astros
Released: RHP Nelson Figueroa, LHP Doug Arguello
Recalled: LHP J.A. Happ, LHP Wesley Wright
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jeff Fulchino, RHP Jordan Lyles, OF J.B. Shuck
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP R.J. Alaniz, RHP Jake Buchanan, RHP Tanner Bushue, RHP Jason Chowning, 1B
Charles Davidson, 2B Jose Thompson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jason Chowning, RHP Nelson Figueroa, RHP James Robinson, RHP Jose Valdez,
LHP Brad Dydalewicz, 1B Jimmy Van Ostrand, OF Brandon Meredith
Kansas City Royals
Placed on 7-day DL: C Manny Pina, OF Julio Aparicio
Reinstated from DL: OF Alex Llanos, OF Tim Smith
Los Angeles Angels
Recalled: C Hank Conger, OF Mike Trout
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jerome Williams
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Reggie Willits (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tyler Chatwood, LHP Horacio Ramirez
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Dillon Baird, OF Reggie Willits
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eric Junge
The 39th overall pick in the ’99 draft and former No. 1 prospect in the Giants system, Jerome Williams had not
started a major league game since ’07. In the four years between starts, he kicked around Triple-A with the
Twins, Dodgers, Athletics and Angels; played independent ball in the Golden and Atlantic leagues; and even
spent the ’10 season in the Taiwanese major league. He latched on with the Angels in June and earned his
callup by going 7-2, 3.91 with a 60/15 strikeouts/walks in 73 2/3 innings for Salt Lake.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Recalled: C A.J. Ellis
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Josh Lindblom
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP John Housey, RHP Joey Newby, LHP Dave Jensen, LHP Aaron Miller, C Steve
Domecus, 2B Pedro Guerrero, SS Faustino Oguisten, SS Kevin Thompson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Raul Burgos, LHP Geison Aguasviva, LHP Randy Keisler, C Steve Cilladi, OF Blake
Smith
Milwaukee Brewers
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 2B Felipe Lopez (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Heckathorn, RHP Seth Lintz, C Tony Pechek, 1B Chris Dennis
Reinstated from DL: RHP Justin James, RHP Maverick Lasker, C Shawn Zarraga
Minnesota Twins
Signed: LHP Caleb Thielbar (St. Paul (American Association))
Recalled: RHP Lester Oliveros, 1B Luke Hughes
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP David Bromberg, C Kyle Knudson
Reinstated from DL: LHP Mike Tarsi, C Jair Fernandez, 1B Mike Gonzales, OF Nate Roberts
New York Mets
Recalled: C Mike Nickeas
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Scott Moviel, RHP Tyson Seng, LHP Hamilton Bennett, OF Bubba Bell, OF
Fernando Martinez, OF Travis Taijeron
Placed on 60-day DL: C Jeff Diehl
Reinstated from DL: RHP John Church, RHP Guillaume Leduc, LHP Chris Hilliard, C Jean Luc Blaquiere, C
Salomon Manriquez, 3B Brandon Brown, OF Bubba Bell
New York Yankees
Released: RHP Buddy Carlyle, 1B Terry Tiffee
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Jeff Marquez (Double-A), C Gustavo Molina (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Aaron Laffey
Option transferred: LHP Raul Valdes (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Caleb Cotham, RHP Tommy Kahnle, RHP Mikey O'Brien, LHP Evan DeLuca, LHP
Steve Garrison, LHP Brad Halsey, C Kyle Higashioka, C P.J. Pilittere, OF Eduardo Sosa
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Dan Mahoney, LHP Trevor Johnson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tommy Kahnle, RHP David Phelps, C Ryan Baker, C P.J. Pilittere, 2B Ronnier
Mustelier
The Mariners lost Aaron Laffey on a waiver claim to the Yankees, a team searching far and wide for lefty
relievers.
Oakland Athletics
Traded: 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff to Rockies for cash considerations
Recalled: LHP Jordan Norberto
Added to 40-man roster: C Anthony Recker
Optioned to Triple-A: C Landon Powell
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Sean Murphy, OF Shane Peterson, OF Jose Rivero
Reinstated from DL: 1B A.J. Kirby-Jones, OF Douglas Landaeta
Recker, 27, has posted a .287/.388/.501 batting line with 16 home runs and 48 RBI in 99 games this season at
the Triple-A level. He'll provide more firepower at backup catcher than his predecessor, Landon Powell. Selected
by the Athletics in the 18th round of the 2005 Draft out of Alvernia College (Pa.). Hit double digits in home runs in
five straight Minor League seasons from 2006-2010.
Philadelphia Phillies
Released: RHP Aaron Heilman, OF Jack Cust
Recalled: 2B Pete Orr
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Michael Schwimer
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Duke
Reinstated from DL: RHP Aaron Heilman, LHP Ryan Feierabend, 1B Tagg Bozied, OF D'Arby Myers
Schwimer, 25, has a 1.88 ERA and an 86/22 K/BB ratio over 67 innings with Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season
with 9 wins and 10 saves. He was selected by the Phillies in the 14th round of the 2008 Draft out of Virginia
University.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: RHP Nelson Figueroa, RHP Aaron Heilman, RHP Mike Loree (Long Island (Atlantic))
Recalled: RHP Ross Ohlendorf, LHP Tony Watson, SS Pedro Ciriaco
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Aaron Thompson
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Aaron Thompson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Michael Dubee, LHP Colton Cain, LHP Jhonathan Ramos, C Jason Jaramillo, OF
Anthony Norman
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeff Inman, RHP Brooks Pounders, LHP Garrett Olson, 3B Jeremy Farrell, OF Carlos
Mesa
Loree led the Atlantic League in all three Triple Crown categories this season, setting the pace in wins (14),
earned run average (1.79), and strikeouts (115). The righty was 14-3 in his 22 appearances (17 starts) and held
opponents to a .222 batting average in 110 and two-thirds innings pitched. The New Jersey native also set a
Ducks franchise record for wins in a single season with 14, surpassing the previous mark of 13 held by Troy
Cate in 2009. Now in his fifth season of professional baseball, Loree will be heading to Double-A (Altoona) for
the first time in his career. He has previously pitched as high as Single-A when he spent the 2009 season with
Augusta in the San Francisco Giants organization. The 26-year-old spent 2010 with the Newark Bears and
struck out a career-high 119 batters in 130.0 innings pitched. The Villanova alumn was originally drafted by the
Giants in the 50th round of the 2007 amateur entry draft.
St. Louis Cardinals
Signed: SS Vance Albitz (Lincoln (American Association))
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Hector Corpas, RHP Carlos Martinez, LHP Jonathan Cornelius, C Audry Perez, OF
Roberto Reyes
Reinstated from DL: RHP Seth Blair, C Travis Tartamella
The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball announced that the contract of Lincoln Saltdogs
infielder Vance Albitz has been purchased by the St. Louis Cardinals. He will report to the Cardinals Short
Season affiliate, Batavia, of the New York-Penn League. In 69 games, Albitz batted .314 with a home run and 22
RBI. He also scored 43 runs and stole eight bases. The 23-year-old played collegiately at UC-San Diego. He
graduated from there as UCSD's career leader in hits (329), doubles (65), runs (217), and assists (791).
San Diego Padres
Released: 1B Daniel Garce
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Pat Neshek, 3B James Darnell
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Branham, RHP John Van Benschoten, 2B Bryan Altman, SS Larry Moore, OF
Drew Macias, OF Donavan Tate
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Jackson, 1B Cody Decker, OF Eric Patterson
San Francisco Giants
Signed: LHP Jason Stevenson (Chico (North American))
Recalled: RHP Steve Edlefsen, C Hector Sanchez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brandon Allen, RHP Matt Graham, RHP Chris Heston, RHP Danny Sandbrink, LHP
Brian Maloney
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kendry Flores, RHP Armando Paniagua, RHP Addison Proszek, C Eliezer
Zambrano, SS Carter Jurica
Signed by the Expos as a draft-and-follow in ’01, Jason Stevenson advanced to Triple-A with the organization
before retiring (and subsequently drawing his release) in ’06. He headed home to Redding, Calif., to deal with
what he deemed family issues. The 30-year-old Stevenson did not pitch professionally in the five seasons from
’06 through ’10, though he emerged as the North American League's top pitcher this season, going 8-0, 1.68 in
nine games with a 76-to-14 strikeout-to-walk ratio for Chico. The Giants assigned him to Triple A-Fresno.
Seattle Mariners
Signed: RHP Dylan deMeyer (NDFA—Rancho Buena Vista HS, Vista, Calif.), RHP Andrew Kittredge (NDFA—
Washington), LHP Philippe Valiquette
Released: 3B Matt Mangini
Designated for assignment: LHP Aaron Laffey
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Anthony Vasquez
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Luke French (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Rich Poythress, 1B Rudy van Heydoorn, OF Carlos Peguero
Reinstated from DL: C Steve Baron, SS Nick Franklin
Vista, Calif., prep righty Dylan deMeyer passed on a commitment to Galveston (Texas) JC to turn pro with the
Mariners. "I've always wanted to play pro ball. That was my goal," deMeyer is quoted as saying on the Rancho
Buena Vista High web site.
Mariners purchased the contract of LHP Anthony Vasquez from Triple-A Tacoma. The 24-year-old southpaw has
a 3.57 ERA and 91/37 K/BB ratio over 24 starts this season between Double-A Jackson and Triple-A Tacoma.
He is not regarded as a top prospect. He was selected by the Mariners in the 18th round of the 2009 First-Year
Player Draft.
Tampa Bay Rays
Optioned to Triple-A: C Robinson Chirinos
Option transferred: RHP Chris Archer (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jason McEachern, RHP Ryan Reid, OF Brett Nommensen
Reinstated from DL: RHP Joe Cruz, RHP Albert Suarez
Texas Rangers
Recalled: RHP Darren O'Day
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tim Wood, C Taylor Teagarden
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Tucker, LHP Zach Jackson, LHP Kevin Johnson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nick Tepesch, 2B Matt Kata, 3B Mike Olt
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Kyle Davies, LHP Francisco Gracesqui (NDFA—Sullivan County (N.Y.) CC), 1B Luke Willson
(NDFA—Rice)
Released: LHP Leandro Mella, LHP Kenllie Santana, OF Lance Durham
Acquired: RHP David Johnson from the Reds for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Joel Carreno, C Brian Jeroloman, OF Darin Mastroianni
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Brad Mills
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Robert Ray
Reinstated from DL: RHP Scott Richmond, RHP Robert Webb, LHP Sean Henn, 1B Balbino Fuenmayor, 1B
Ryan Shealy
The Blue Jays signed Ontario native Luke Willson following a tryout at the Rogers Centre, though he played only
football (tight end) at Rice, where he has two years of eligibility remaining. A 6-foot-6 lefty batter, Willson has raw
power, if not an abundance of baseball experience. He played for the Canadian national junior team in ’08 and
worked out with the Owls baseball team in ’09 before focusing on football.
Lefty Francisco Gracesqui became the first player from Sullivan County (N.Y.) CC to play pro ball. He signed for
$40,000. Gracesqui attended New York's Washington High, just like his older brother Frank, a 32-year-old lefty
who pitches in the Atlantic League (and appeared in seven games for the ’04 Marlins).
Signed by the Blue Jays as a non-drafted free agent on Oct. 11, 2004 out of the Dominican Republic, 24-yearold Carreno holds a 3.41 ERA and 10.2 K/9 ratio in 24 games -- 23 starts -- for Double-A New Hampshire this
season, but he'll be used a relief role with the Jays.
Speedy outfielder Mastroianni, 25, is batting .266/.353/.382 with three homers, 35 RBI, 28 stolen bases and a
.735 OPS over 509 plate appearances between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Las Vegas this season.
Washington Nationals
Released: OF Rashad Hatcher
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Trevor Holder, C Miguel Perez, 2B Khayyan Norfork, OF Bryce Harper
Reinstated from DL: LHP Sammy Solis, C Devin Ivany, OF Justin Bloxom
Bryce Harper strained his right hamstring in an Aug. 18 game for Double-A Harrisburg. The 18-year-old batted
.256 (33-for-129) with three homers and seven doubles (.395 slugging) in 37 games for the Senators. At a the
more age-appropriate level of low Class A, Harper batted .318/.423/.554 with 14 homers, 17 doubles and 44
walks in 72 games.
Aug. 10-16
A total of 145 draft picks signed minor league deals in this period, including 96 players at the Aug. 15 deadline
and another 11 the day before. That tally does not include the draft picks who signed major league deals,
including the Mariners' Danny Hultzen (No. 2 overall), the Orioles' Dylan Bundy (No. 4) and the Nationals' duo of
Anthony Rendon (No. 6) and Matt Purke (third round). Diamondbacks No. 3 overall pick Trevor Bauer signed a
big league deal in late July and already has reached Double-A.
Arizona Diamondbacks
Draft picks signed: RHP Archie Bradley (1), RHP Anthony Meo (2), RHP Kyle Winkler (10), LHP Andrew
Chafin (1.5), LHP Will Locante (11), C Michael Perez (5), OF Joe Loftus (46)
Released: RHP Josh Ellis, OF Breland Brown
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Wade Miley
Designated for assignment: RHP Juan Jaime, RHP Kevin Mulvey
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Tommy Manzella
Option transferred: RHP Trevor Bauer (High-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Tony Abreu
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jason Urquidez
A 24-year-old southpaw, Miley has registered a 3.64 ERA and 56/16 K/BB ratio in 54 1/3 innings this season in
the Pacific Coast League. He's going to take Jason Marquis' spot in the Arizona rotation. He was signed as
Arizona's sandwich selection in the 2008 Draft on July 10, 2008 out of Southeastern Louisiana.
The D-backs claimed glove-first 28-year-old shortstop Tommy Manzella on waivers from the Astros. A college
teammate of Arizona righthander Micah Owings at Tulane in ’05, Manzella has spent much of the past four
seasons in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, batting .256/.319/.374 in 313 games for Round Rock, Oklahoma
City and (after the claim) Reno. He has one option remaining for ’12.
Atlanta Braves
Draft picks signed: 1B Jackson Laumann (31), OF Cody Livesay (42)
Recalled: RHP Randall Delgado
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Arodys Vizcaino
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Anthony Varvaro, C J.C. Boscan
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Blaine Sims, SS Tyler Pastornicky
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kenshin Kawakami
Baltimore Orioles
Draft picks signed: RHP Zach Davies (26), RHP Jason McCracken (42), 3B Nicky Delmonico (6), 3B Jason
Esposito (2)
Recalled: LHP Brian Matusz
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Willie Eyre
Designated for assignment: RHP Luis Lebron
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Brandon Erbe (short-season)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Tillman
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Sammie Starr, 3B Adam Gaylord, OF Ronnie Welty
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Diaz, RHP Ryan Palsha
Boston Red Sox
Signed: RHP T.J. Hose (Newark (Can-Am)), RHP Matt Rusch (Quebec (Can-Am))
Draft picks signed: RHP Matt Barnes (1), RHP Noe Ramirez (4), RHP Matt Spalding (29), LHP Cody Kukuk
(7), LHP Henry Owens (1.5), C Blake Swihart (1), SS Mookie Betts (5), OF Jackie Bradley (1.5)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brandon Duckworth, RHP Matt Fox, RHP Michael Olmsted, LHP Cesar Cabral, LHP
Mitch Herold, LHP Royce Ring, 2B Drew Dominguez, 2B Vladimir Frias, SS Brent Dlugach, OF Andrew Turocy
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeremy Kehrt, LHP Felix Doubront, C Adalberto Ibarra, 1B Reynaldo Rodriguez, 3B
Travis Shaw, OF Wilfred Pichardo
Chicago Cubs
Draft picks signed: RHP Ian Dickson (35), RHP Ethan Elias (22), RHP Dillon Maples (14), RHP Austin Urban
(41), RHP Tony Zych (4), 1B Trevor Gretzky (7), 1B Rock Shoulders (25), 1B Dan Vogelbach (2), SS Javier
Baez (1), SS Daniel Lockhart (10), OF John Andreoli (17), OF Shawon Dunston Jr. (11)
Released: RHP Dave Bush
Recalled: LHP Scott Maine
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ethan Elias, OF Manuel Barrios
Reinstated from DL: RHP Marcus Hatley, C Welington Castillo, 1B Ryan Cuneo
Chicago White Sox
Added to 40-man roster: C Donny Lucy
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Terry Doyle, RHP Miguel Socolovich, LHP Garrett Johnson, 3B Kyle Shelton, OF
Brady Shoemaker
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Buch, RHP Terry Doyle, RHP Nevin Griffith, C Jared Price, C Adam Ricks, OF
Kenny Williams Jr.
Cincinnati Reds
Draft picks signed: RHP Mike Dennhardt (32), RHP Sal Romano (23), RHP Robert Stephenson (1), LHP Amir
Garrett (22), 2B Ty Washington (43), OF Yordanys Perez (28)
Released: LHP James Adkins
Placed on 7-day DL: C Mark Fleury, 2B Jake Kahaulelio, OF Jaren Matthews, OF Felix Perez, OF Drew Poulk,
OF Dayne Read
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandon Hynick, RHP Chad Reineke, C Yasmani Grandal, 1B Chris Richburg, SS
Miguel Rojas
Cleveland Indians
Draft picks signed: RHP Shawn Armstrong (18), RHP Dillon Howard (2), LHP Shawn Morimando (19), C Eric
Haase (7), 2B Zack MacPhee (13), SS Francisco Lindor (1)
Released: RHP Enrique Pacheco
Recalled: LHP David Huff
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Shelley Duncan
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Anthony Gallas
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle Blair, OF LeVon Washington
Colorado Rockies
Signed: LHP J.C. Romero
Draft pick signed: LHP Tyler Anderson (1)
Released: RHP Ching-Lung Lo
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Edgar Gonzalez, LHP J.C. Romero
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Ian Stewart
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Andy Graham, RHP Vianney Mayo, RHP Josh Sullivan, LHP Roberto Padilla, SS
Radames Nazario, OF Matt McBride
Reinstated from DL: 1B Jordan Ribera, OF Cole Garner, OF Willy Taveras
Taiwanese 26-year-old Lo ends his 10-year tenure with the Rockies as he was signed as an amateur free agent
on Oct. 20 2001. In the Rockies’ system he played mostly at Double-A level (2007-2010) with a brief stint at
AAA. He has pitched a poor 2-1, 6.59 ERA in 13.2 IP in the Northwest League this season.
Detroit Tigers
Draft picks signed: 3B Brett Harrison (18), OF Tyler Gibson (15)
Traded: RHP Lester Oliveros and LHP Cole Nelson to Twins for OF Delmon Young
Recalled: RHP Ryan Perry, 2B Will Rhymes
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP David Purcey (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Will Rhymes
Option transferred: RHP Lester Oliveros (Triple-A to Double-A just prior to trade)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Clemente Mendoza, 3B Jason King, SS Gustavo Nunez, OF Brent Wyatt
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nate Newman, RHP Brayan Villarreal, C Omir Santos
Florida Marlins
Signed: 2B Ramon Vazquez
Draft picks signed: RHP Jose Fernandez (1), LHP Adam Conley (2)
Recalled: RHP Jose Ceda, RHP Chris Volstad, SS Ozzie Martinez
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Jose Lopez
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 2B Joe Thurston (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Logan Morrison
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Brad Hand
Option transferred: RHP Alex Sanabia (High-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Montgomery, RHP Walker Moore, LHP Sean West, 1B Jaime Ortiz, 3B Matt
Dominguez
Placed on 60-day DL: C Jose Behar
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Bryan Berglund
Reinstated from DL: RHP Scott Rembisz, RHP Wilfredo Rojas, OF Brent Keys
Houston Astros
Draft picks signed: RHP Jack Armstrong (3), OF George Springer (1)
Acquired: OF Domingo Santana from Phillies as player to be named in deal in which Astros traded OF Hunter
Pence and cash to Phillies for RHP Jarred Cosart, RHP Josh Zeid, 1B Jonathan Singleton and a player to be
named
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Henry Sosa
Designated for assignment: SS Tommy Manzella
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Wesley Wright
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Andrew Robinson, C Chris Wallace, 2B John Hinson, 3B Jhonny Medrano, SS
Wladimir Sutil, OF Bryce Lane
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Brandt Walker
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach Grimmett, C Joseph Witkowski
Kansas City Royals
Draft picks signed: RHP Mark Binford (30), RHP Bryan Brickhouse (3), RHP Jake Junis (29), RHP Kyle Smith
(4), SS Jack Lopez (16), OF Patrick Leonard (5), OF Bubba Starling (1)
Added to 40-man roster: C Salvador Perez
Optioned to Triple-A: C Manny Pina
Option transferred: LHP Noel Arguelles (High-A to Arizona League)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chaz Byrne, C Juan Graterol, C Paul Krebs
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Juan Polonia
Reinstated from DL: RHP Gary Cuevas, LHP George Baumann, C Paul Krebs
Perez, 21, has a .285/.328/.397 batting line over parts of five seasons in the minor leagues. Signed by the
Royals as a non-drafted free agent, in Sept. 2006 out of Venezuela, Perez was named the best defensive
catcher in the organization by Baseball America entering each season from 2009 to 2011. He was hitting
.290/.331/.437 with 10 HR and 53 RBI in 91 games between AA & AAA.
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: SS Kirby Young (NDFA—Sacramento State)
Draft picks signed: RHP Mike Clevinger (4), RHP Austin Wood (6), LHP Michael Johnson (46)
Released: RHP Chad Yinger, LHP Ryan Ketchner
Recalled: RHP Trevor Bell, LHP Horacio Ramirez
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Garrett Richards
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Trevor Bell, SS Andrew Romine
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Johnny Hellweg, RHP Eric Junge
Reinstated from DL: LHP Robert Fish, 1B Brandon Decker
Los Angeles Dodgers
Draft picks signed: RHP Ryan O'Sullivan (4), LHP Chris Reed (1), 3B Kevin Taylor (36)
Added to 40-man roster: SS Justin Sellers
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Raul Burgos, LHP Adam Dedeaux, LHP Randy Keisler, C Angelo Ponte, C J.T.
Wise, 3B Chris Henderson
Reinstated from DL: LHP Alberto Bastardo, C Hector Gimenez, C B.J. LaRosa, 1B Blake Dean, 2B Pedro
Guerrero
A sixth-round pick of the Athletics in ’05, Justin Sellers headed to the Cubs in February ’09 in the Mike Wuertz
deal. Chicago then traded him to the Dodgers at the end of ’09 spring training, returning Sellers to his Southern
California roots. With Triple-A Albuquerque he batted .304/.400/.537 with 14 homers and a 41-to-57 walk-tostrikeout ratio in 270 at-bats. Away from Isotopes Park, however, he didn't hit for average (.218) or power (.331
slugging with three homers), though his walk rate remained unchanged.
Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: RHP Mark Williams (Washington (Frontier))
Draft picks signed: RHP Taylor Jungmann (1), LHP Jed Bradley (1), SS Chris McFarland (18)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Eulogio de la Cruz
Option transferred: RHP Wily Peralta (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mark Rogers, RHP Cody Scarpetta, C Shawn Zarraga, 2B Mike Brownstein
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jim Henderson, LHP Chase Wright, C Rafael Neda, C Michael Roberts, 1B Cody
Hawn
De La Cruz is 7-6 with a 3.88 ERA in 25 games -- 23 starts -- with Nashville this season, striking out 126 over
137 innings.
Wily Peralta quietly had an excellent season in the Double-A Southern League prior to his promotion. He went 97, 3.46 in 21 starts for Huntsville and ranked third in the league in ERA and strikeout rate (8.8 per nine innings).
Minnesota Twins
Draft picks signed: RHP Hudson Boyd (1.5), RHP Joshua Burris (17), RHP Trent Higginbotham (26), RHP
Chris Mazza (27), LHP Brett Lee (10), LHP Austin Malinowski (16), LHP Jason Wheeler (8), 3B Travis Harrison
(1.5), SS Levi Michael (1)
Traded: OF Delmon Young to Tigers for RHP Lester Oliveros and LHP Cole Nelson
Recalled: RHP Kevin Slowey, SS Trevor Plouffe, OF Rene Tosoni
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Lester Oliveros, SS Trevor Plouffe
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Clint Dempster, C Jair Fernandez, 1B Mike Gonzales, SS Daniel Santana, OF Nate
Roberts
Reinstated from DL: RHP Shooter Hunt, C Kyle Knudson, 3B Ray Chang, OF Nate Roberts
New York Mets
Draft picks signed: RHP Christian Montgomery (11), RHP Logan Verrett (3), SS Phillip Evans (15), OF Brad
Marquez (16), OF Brandon Nimmo (1)
Option transferred: SS Jordany Valdespin (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP John Church, RHP Bret Mitchell, 3B Miguel Tejada, OF Jason Botts, OF Cesar
Puello
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eric Beaulac, SS Jose Coronado, SS Niuman Romero, OF Bubba Bell, OF Jason
Botts
The Mets rewarded shortstop Jordany Valdespin's newfound maturity with a promotion to Triple-A. With DoubleA Binghamton he made the Eastern League all-star team and batted .297/.341/.483 with 15 homers and 33
steals in 404 at-bats.
New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Scott Proctor
Draft picks signed: RHP John Brebbia (30), RHP Jordan Cote (3), RHP Rookie Davis (14), RHP Joey Maher
(38), LHP Daniel Camarena (20), LHP Jake Cave (6), LHP Chaz Hebert (27), C Greg Bird (5), 3B Adam Smith
(25)
Released: LHP Greg Smith
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Raul Valdes
Option transferred: RHP Dellin Betances (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Ramirez, RHP Eric Wordekemper, C Ryan Baker, C Gary Sanchez, OF Dan
Brewer
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Ravel Santana
Reinstated from DL: RHP Caleb Cotham, LHP Kei Igawa, C Austin Romine, 3B Rob Segedin, 3B Terry Tiffee,
OF Ray Kruml, OF Eduardo Sosa
Searching far and wide for lefty relief, the Yankees claimed 33-year-old Raul Valdes on waivers from the
Cardinals. He'll have to learn a new pitch or a new delivery because lefthanded batters at the big league level
have hit .327/.377/.602 with four homers in 107 plate appearances versus Valdes.
Oakland Athletics
Draft picks signed: RHP Colin O'Connell (8), LHP Chris Lamb (11), 3B B.A. Vollmuth (3)
Recalled: RHP Bruce Billings, 1B Brandon Allen
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jordan Norberto, 3B Adam Rosales
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP John Meloan
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Michael Ynoa, C Josh Leyland
Reinstated from DL: OF Jose Rivero
Dominican bonus baby Michael Ynoa now has as many 60-day disabled list stints in his career as he does
professional appearances: three. He had Tommy John surgery last August, so with the health setbacks (all
related to his elbow) he'll be 20 years old next spring with all of nine innings in the Arizona League to his credit.
Here's a scary thought: Ynoa will be eligible for the ’12 Rule 5 draft if he's not a member of Oakland's 40-man
roster at that time. He has plenty of time to reclaim his faded prospect stock, but having signed for $4.25 million,
Ynoa offers just about the strongest cautionary tale possible of the risks associated with signing and projecting
16-year-old players.
In lighter news, Brandon Allen kept slugging for Triple-A Sacramento and earned his first callup to Oakland. He
belted three homers in 10 games with the River Cats after joining the organization in the Brad Ziegler trade. On
the year, Allen batted .299/.413/.578 with 21 homers in 344 at-bats in the Pacific Coast League. He'll be 26 next
spring.
Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: RHP Casey Barnes (Washington (Frontier)), RHP Dave Bush, OF Jack Cust
Draft picks signed: RHP Jesen Dygestile-Therrien (17), RHP Kenny Giles (7), LHP Braden Shull (27), SS
Roman Quinn (2), SS Mitch Walding (5), OF Larry Greene (1.5), OF Johnny Knight (49)
Traded: OF Domingo Santana to Astros as player to be named in deal in which Astros traded OF Hunter Pence
and cash to Phillies for RHP Jarred Cosart, RHP Josh Zeid, 1B Jonathan Singleton and a player to be named
Option transferred: 3B Carlos Rivero (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Ryan Feierabend, LHP Tommy Palica, C Tim Kennelly, 1B Kelly Dugan
Placed on 60-day DL: SS Nerio Rios
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chance Chapman, RHP Marek Minarik, OF Geancarlo Mendez
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: RHP Mike Crotta (re-signed)
Draft picks signed: RHP Gerrit Cole (1), RHP Clay Holmes (9), OF Josh Bell (2), OF Candon Myles (12)
Recalled: 3B Josh Harrison
Designated for assignment: RHP Tim Wood
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ross Ohlendorf, 3B Pedro Alvarez
Option transferred: LHP Jeff Locke (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kevin Decker, RHP Brooks Pounders, LHP Garrett Olson, LHP Rudy Owens
Jeff Locke made a fine Triple-A debut, throwing 5 2/3 scoreless innings for Indianapolis. He struck out six,
walked none and allowed four hits, in the process extending his scoreless streak to 11 2/3 innings, a streak that
began in his final start for Double-A Altoona. The 23-year-old Locke, acquired from the Braves in the 2009 Nate
McLouth deal, made 32 starts (and one relief appearance) for Altoona over the course of this season and last,
producing positive results and solid scouting reports. He went 10-10, 3.89 with 170 strikeouts in 182 2/3 innings
(8.4 per nine) and a 1.28 WHIP. Locke mixes an 89-91 mph tailing fastball and sinking changeup to good effect
and also throws a fringy curveball, making him a solid back-of-the-rotation candidate
St. Louis Cardinals
Signed: RHP Ethan Cole (NDFA—Northeast Texas CC)
Draft picks signed: RHP Chris Costantino (43), RHP Sam Gaviglio (5), OF Charlie Tilson (2)
Released: RHP Eric Binder, RHP Blaine Boyer, RHP Joel Pichardo, LHP Ron Mahay
Designated for assignment: LHP Raul Valdes
Optioned to Triple-A: C Tony Cruz
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Javier Avendano, RHP Francisco Samuel, C Nick Derba, 1B Phil Cerreto, 2B Kolten
Wong, OF Aaron Luna, OF Michael Swinson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Deryk Hooker, RHP Joel Pichardo, RHP Chase Reid, RHP Kevin Thomas, LHP
Manuel de la Cruz, LHP Rich Rundles, LHP Kevin Siegrist, 2B Jose Garcia
The Cardinals signed undrafted righty Ethan Cole after his star turn for Edenton of the college summer Coastal
Plain League. A redshirt sophomore this season at Northeast Texas CC, the 21-year-old Cole had intended to
transfer to Tennessee Wesleyan for the ’12 season, but a chance to turn pro was too good to pass up.
San Diego Padres
Signed: 3B Pedro Feliz (Camden (Atlantic)), SS Amadeo Zazueta (Camden (Atlantic))
Draft picks signed: RHP Michael Kelly (1.5), RHP Joe Ross (1), RHP Burch Smith (14), C Austin Hedges (2)
Released: C Dan Killian, C Cole Tyrell, 2B Jorge Minyety
Recalled: RHP Pat Neshek
Optioned to Triple-A: C Luis Martinez
Optioned to Double-A: OF Blake Tekotte
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Eric Patterson
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Daniel Sarria
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Branham, SS Larry Moore
San Francisco Giants
Signed: RHP Jose Casilla (re-signed)
Draft picks signed: RHP Joe Biagini (26), RHP Ray Black (7), RHP Cameron McVey (22), RHP Tyler Mizenko
(28), RHP Jake Smith (48), LHP Mitchell Beacom (20), LHP Josh Osich (6), C Andrew Susac (2), 1B Ricky
Oropesa (3)
Released: RHP Felix Romero
Recalled: LHP Dan Runzler, 1B Brandon Belt
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Casilla, RHP Jacob Dunnington, 2B Raynor Campbell, OF Jose de la Cruz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Raymundo Montero, C Tyler LaTorre
Seattle Mariners
Draft picks signed: RHP Carter Capps (3.5), RHP Carson Smith (8), C Tyler Marlette (5), SS Cavan Cohoes
(9), SS Brad Miller (2), OF Cory Scammell (35)
Added to 40-man roster: OF Wily Mo Pena
Designated for assignment: LHP Luke French
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Aaron Laffey
Reinstated from DL: OF Kuo-Hui Lo
Tampa Bay Rays
Draft picks signed: RHP Taylor Guerrieri (1), RHP Matt Ramsey (19), LHP Grayson Garvin (1.5), 3B Tyler
Goeddel (1.5), OF Mikie Mahtook (1)
Recalled: SS Reid Brignac
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Matt Carson
Reinstated from DL: OF Matt Carson, OF Brandon Guyer
Texas Rangers
Draft pick signed: RHP Carl Edwards (48)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Darren O'Day
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Barret Loux, RHP Nick Tepesch, 2B Matt Kata, SS Leury Garcia
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tim Stanford
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Vince Bongiovanni (Lincoln (American Association))
Draft picks signed: RHP Mark Biggs (8), RHP Kevin Comer (1.5), RHP Anthony DeSclafani (6), RHP Tom
Robson (4), RHP John Stilson (3), LHP Daniel Norris (2), 3B Matt Dean (13), SS Christian Lopes (7), OF Dwight
Smith Jr. (1.5)
Released: C Tim Mahler
Recalled: SS Mike McCoy
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Wil Ledezma, LHP Rommie Lewis
Option transferred: SS Adeiny Hechavarria (Double-A to Triple-A), OF Darin Mastroianni (Triple-A to Double-A
and then back to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Taylor Cole, RHP Deck McGuire, LHP Sean Henn, C Joe Bowen, 1B Balbino
Fuenmayor, OF Chris Hopkins
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Zak Adams
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kramer Champlin, RHP Misaul Diaz, RHP Wes Etheridge, LHP Willie Collazo, 1B
Mike McDade, SS Jonathon Berti
Washington Nationals
Draft picks signed: RHP Alex Meyer (1), LHP Kylin Turnbull (4), OF Brian Goodwin (1.5)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris McKenzie, SS Reuben Rogers
Aug. 3-9
Numbers in parentheses indicate draft round.
Arizona Diamondbacks
Released: RHP Cristian Beltre
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jason Urquidez, C Raywilly Gomez, C Zach Jones
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kevin Mulvey, C Raywilly Gomez, 2B Matt Jensen, SS Dan Kaczrowski, OF Jeremia
Gomez
Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP Navery Moore (14), LHP Luis Merejo
Released: RHP Matt Lewis
Recalled: LHP Mike Minor
Baltimore Orioles
Signed: RHP Willie Eyre, OF John Ruettiger (8)
Released: RHP Josh Rupe
Recalled: RHP Jason Berken, RHP Chris Tillman
Designated for assignment: RHP Brandon Erbe
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Mark Hendrickson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Diaz, C Adam Donachie, C Joel Polanco
Reinstated from DL: LHP Matt Taylor, C Joel Polanco, 1B Rhyne Hughes
Orioles released RHP Josh Rupe from Triple-A Norfolk. Rupe, 28, posted a 5.65 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in 14 1/3
major-league innings this season, and fared even worse at Norfolk, turning in a 7.07 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 42
frames.
Brandon Erbe's time with the Orioles may be nearing an end. The 23-year-old will be eligible for free agency if
he's not added back to the 40-man roster between now and early November. Baltimore born and bred, Erbe
signed out of third round of the ’05 draft and put Class A ball behind him by the end of the ’08 season. However,
he's pitched just 165 innings in the past three seasons (including 4 2/3 this year), and he's coming off labrum
surgery in ’10.
Boston Red Sox
Signed: LHP Robby Scott (NDFA—Florida State), OF Brett Carroll
Released: RHP Chris Huseby, RHP Kevin Millwood, RHP Clevelan Santeliz, OF Zach Daeges
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Randy Williams
Option transferred: RHP Junichi Tazawa (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Anatanaer Batista, RHP Caleb Clay, RHP Jeremy Kehrt, 2B Zach Gentile, 2B Drew
Sutton, 3B Travis Shaw, OF Wilfred Pichardo
Transferred to 60-day DL: LHP Miguel Pena, OF Ryan Westmoreland
Reinstated from DL: RHP Miguel Gonzalez, RHP Chris Huseby, RHP Dennis Neuman, OF Zach Daeges, OF
Ryan Kalish
Chicago Cubs
Signed: RHP Tayler Scott (5), C Justin Marra (15)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Carpenter, RHP Marcus Hatley, RHP Robinson Lopez, 2B Carlos Figueroa, 3B
Brandon May
Reinstated from DL: 1B Jake Opitz, 2B Matt Cerda
Chicago White Sox
Signed: RHP Chris Devenski (25), OF Adam Heisler (NDFA—South Alabama)
Released: RHP Reid Kelly, OF Kenny Gilbert
Recalled: RHP Zach Stewart
Placed on 7-day DL: C Jose Ramos, OF Kenny Williams Jr.
Reinstated from DL: RHP Justin Cassel, RHP Justin Collop, RHP Tyson Corley, RHP Reid Kelly, LHP Santos
Rodriguez, OF Christian Marrero
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: 2B Taylor Wrenn (27)
Recalled: LHP Travis Wood
Added to 40-man roster: OF Dave Sappelt
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brandon Hynick, C Yasmani Grandal, 1B Chris Richburg, OF Yorman Rodriguez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle Lotzkar, LHP Matt Fairel, C Chris Denove, C Mark Fleury, 3B Juan Francisco,
OF Cody Puckett
Sappelt turned heads during spring training by batting .564 with three homers in 39 at-bats. He's had a nice year
for AAA-Louisville, hitting .313 with a .387 to go along with seven home runs and a .415 mark over his last 10
games. Sappelt, a ninth round in 2008, should get some starts in left field while Chris Heisey is sidelined.
Cleveland Indians
Signed: RHP Cody Anderson (14), LHP Geoff Davenport (43), LHP Ryan Merritt (16), SS Yhoxian Medina (38),
OF Brian Ruiz (41)
Released: RHP Justin Germano, RHP Anthony Reyes
Recalled: 1B Shelley Duncan
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Mitch Talbot (Triple-A), OF Travis Buck (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cole Cook
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bryan Price, RHP Anthony Reyes, OF Nick Weglarz
The Indians released Justin Germano so that he could sign with Samsung of Korea Baseball Organization. The
28-year-old right-hander posted a 5.68 ERA and 5/5 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings with the Indians this season
before being designated for assignment back in mid-May. He'll likely receive a salary bump overseas before
trying to eventually make his way back to the States.
Colorado Rockies
Released: RHP Sean Jarrett, RHP Erik Stavert
Traded: SS Alfredo Amezaga to Marlins for 2B Jesus Merchan
Recalled: RHP Greg Reynolds, RHP Josh Roenicke
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Greg Reynolds
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Darin Holcomb, OF Cole Garner, OF Kent Matthes
Reinstated from DL: RHP Erik Stavert, OF Orlando Sandoval
Detroit Tigers
Signed: RHP Chad Smith (17), C James McCann (2), SS Brandon Loy (5)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Patrick Cooper, RHP Nate Newman, RHP Bruce Rondon
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kevan Hess, LHP Matt Hoffman, SS Gustavo Nunez, OF P.J. Polk
Florida Marlins
Signed: RHP Alex Caldera (Fargo-Moorhead (American Association)), LHP James Leverton (New Jersey (CanAm)), 1B Ryan Rieger (7)
Traded: 2B Jesus Merchan to Rockies for SS Alfredo Amezaga
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Joe Thurston, SS Alfredo Amezaga
Option transferred: RHP Evan Reed (Double-A to High-A), RHP Alex Sanabia (Triple-A to High-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Adalberto Mendez
Reinstated from DL: RHP A.J. Battisto, RHP Evan Reed, RHP Alex Sanabia, RHP Kyle Winters, C Miguel
Fermin, 2B Yefri Perez, 2B Dallas Poulk, OF Isaac Galloway
Thurston has had a terrific year at Triple-A, boasting a .312/.399/.472 batting line with nine home runs. The 31year-old should get a bit of playing time with both Omar Infante and Hanley Ramirez dealing with injuries.
The Marlins welcomed back into the fold 33-year-old Alfredo Amezaga, whom they acquired in a trade with the
Rockies for well-traveled minor league middle infielder Jesus Merchan. Amezaga established himself as the
perfect super-utilityman with Florida from ’06 through ’09 because he switch-hits and competently plays the four
most demanding non-catcher positions: shortstop, second base, third base and center field.
Florida signed Alex Caldera and James Leverton out of the indy ball ranks and assigned them to low Class A
Greensboro. They had been released by the Nationals and Cubs, respectively, in April.
Houston Astros
Recalled: RHP Jeff Fulchino, LHP Wesley Wright
Added to 40-man roster: OF J.B. Shuck
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Luis Durango (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP J.A. Happ, OF Luis Durango
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jason Chowning, RHP Nelson Figueroa, RHP Zach Grimmett, RHP Sergio Perez,
1B Jimmy Van Ostrand, OF Brandon Meredith
Reinstated from DL: RHP Robby Donovan, RHP Luis Ordosgoitti, LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith, LHP Tommy
Shirley, C Brian Esposito, SS Jio Mier
The early success of Jose Altuve and J.D. Martinez likely has helped to convince the Astros to give another
young player a shot. Shuck has hit .302 with a terrific .401 OBP for Oklahoma City but hasn't gone deep a single
time. Shuck has good speed as witnessed by his 7 triples and 19 SB. He was selected by the Astros in the sixth
round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Ohio State.
Luis Durango can run like the wind and seldom strikes out, but he almost never drives the ball, either. And now
he's been pushed out of Houston by Jason Bourgeois, J.D. Martinez and J.B. Shuck. In his brief big league
career for the Padres and Astros, Durango has taken 74 plate appearances and collected 19 hits, all singles.
That means his average (.292) is identical to his slugging percentage (.292), and that means his isolated power
is .000. And that's rare. Durango is the sixth player of the Expansion Era to collect zero extra-base hits through
at least career 70 plate appearances—but what makes him special is that he's the first to do so since ’93.
Kansas City Royals
Signed: LHP Clayton Schulz (NDFA—North Florida)
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Johnny Giavotella
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Yamaico Navarro
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eduardo Paulino, 1B Joey Lewis
Giavotella was having a nice year at Omaha, batting .339/.391/.481 with nine homers and 72 RBI. He was
ranked by Baseball America coming into the season as the No. 18 prospect in a loaded system.
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: RHP Cody Evans (Amarillo (American Association))
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Horacio Ramirez
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Brandon Decker
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bryant George, SS Adam Younger
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Scott Barlow (6)
Released: RHP Robert Romero
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Nate Eovaldi
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP John Ely
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Pedro Guerrero
Reinstated from DL: RHP Josh Walter, C Angelo Ponte, 1B John Lindsey
Nate Eovaldi, drafted by the Dodgers out of Alvin High School (Alvin, Texas) in the 11th round of the 2008 Draft,
enjoyed a fine season in the Double-A Southern League, where he ranks second to Matt Moore in ERA (2.62)
and opponent average (.205), while ranking fourth in WHIP (1.18) and strikeout rate (8.7 per nine innings).
Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: RHP Jorge Lopez (2), LHP Randy Flores, OF Michael Reed (5)
Released: C Sean McCraw
Elected free agency: OF Brett Carroll
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Brett Carroll (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jim Henderson, RHP Maverick Lasker, LHP Charly Bashara, LHP Chase Wright, 3B
Mike Walker
Reinstated from DL: RHP Michael Fiers, RHP Sean Green
Minnesota Twins
Signed: C Matt Koch (12)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jhon Garcia, RHP Garrett Jewell, RHP Brad Stillings, RHP Ben Tootle, SS Estarlin
de los Santos
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Justin Gallant
Reinstated from DL: C Danny Lehmann, SS A.J. Pettersen, OF Steven Liddle
New York Mets
Signed: C Jeff Diehl (23)
Recalled: SS Ruben Tejada, OF Mike Baxter
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Nick Evans
Optioned to Triple-A: C Mike Nickeas
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Guillaume Leduc, RHP Gabriel Zavala, C Jean Luc Blaquiere, C Nelfi Zapata, 3B
Brandon Brown
Reinstated from DL: RHP Erik Goeddel, 2B Justin Schafer, 3B Zach Lutz
New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Hayden Sharp (18)
Released: LHP J.C. Romero
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Scottie Allen, RHP Michael Solbach, RHP Eric Wordekemper, C Hector Rabago, C
Austin Romine, 2B David Adams, OF Ray Kruml
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Brandon Braboy, SS Carmen Angelini
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach Arneson, RHP Nathan Forer, RHP Kanekoa Texeira, RHP Zach Varce, RHP
Eric Wordekemper, LHP Wilkins Arias, LHP Aaron Dott, C Tyler Austin, C Ryan Baker, C Kyle Higashioka, 2B
Walter Ibarra
J.C. Romero was released at his request. Romero signed a minor league deal with the Yanks last month and
posted a 2.92 ERA and 10/5 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Oakland Athletics
Signed: RHP J.J. Leaper (Yuma (North American))
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jerry Blevins
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B A.J. Kirby-Jones, OF Douglas Landaeta
Reinstated from DL: OF Jose Crisotomo
Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: OF Brent Clevlen (Wichita (American Association)), OF Chris Lubanski (Chico (North American))
Recalled: RHP Scott Mathieson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Scott Mathieson, LHP Juan Perez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Aaron Heilman, OF Terry Evans, OF Geancarlo Mendez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jesus Pirela
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: RHP Tyler Glasnow (5), OF Rodarrick Jones (37)
Traded: C Miguel Perez to Nationals for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Brad Lincoln
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Tony Watson, C Eric Fryer
Placed on 7-day DL: C Miguel Perez, 2B Jarek Cunningham, SS Yhonathan Barrios, OF Carlos Mesa
Reinstated from DL: C Miguel Perez, 3B Dan Gamache
St. Louis Cardinals
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Seth Blair, LHP Manuel de la Cruz, 2B Jose Garcia
Reinstated from DL: RHP Hector Corpas, 1B Phil Cerreto, 1B Mark Hamilton, OF Mike O'Neill
San Diego Padres
Signed: OF Drew Macias (Camden (Atlantic)), OF Carlos Sosa (Road Warriors (Atlantic))
Recalled: LHP Wade LeBlanc, OF Blake Tekotte
Added to 40-man roster: 3B James Darnell
Optioned to Double-A: OF Blake Tekotte
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Everth Cabrera
Reinstated from DL: RHP Josh Worrell, 2B Pat McKenna
Drew Macias signed with the Padres organization after two years away. A draft-and-follow from ’02, he spent
seven years in the system prior to signing with the Diamondbacks as a minor league free agent for the ’10
season. Macias batted just .255/.388/.398 for Triple-A Reno last year and had to prove himself in the Atlantic
League before getting another shot in affiliated ball.
Darnell (2nd round in 2008 out of USC) has a .304/.404/.515 batting line and an impressive 239/211 K/BB ratio
over parts of four seasons in the minor leagues. He struggled a bit after getting off to a hot start at the Triple-A
level, but his polished approach at the plate should serve him well in his first taste of the major leagues. While
his experience at third base could prove valuable while Chase Headley is on the disabled list, it's more likely he
ends up in the outfield in the long-term.
San Francisco Giants
Signed: RHP Chris Marlowe (5), LHP Scotty Walker (NDFA—UC Davis)
Released: RHP Jose Casilla
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Waldis Joaquin
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Alex Hinshaw (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Waldis Joaquin, 1B Brandon Belt
Option transferred: OF Darren Ford (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kendry Flores, C Eliezer Zambrano, OF Christian Diaz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Wilber Bucardo, RHP Osiris Matos, C Rey Duran, OF Darren Ford
Seattle Mariners
Signed: C Luke Guarnaccia (19)
Recalled: SS Luis Rodriguez, OF Trayvon Robinson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Shawn Kelley, OF Greg Halman
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP George Mieses, LHP Mauricio Robles, C Jack Marder, OF Matt Cerione
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Brandon Maurer, RHP Alfredo Venegas
Reinstated from DL: RHP Willy Kesler, LHP Fabio Castro, 1B Matt Browning
Mariners recalled OF Trayvon Robinson from Triple-A Tacoma. Robinson, 23, was acquired by the Mariners as
part of the three-way Erik Bedard trade with the Dodgers and Red Sox. The highly-touted outfielder was batting
.289/.374/.552 with 26 home runs and nine stolen bases at the Triple-A level this season, but also struck out 122
times in 146 plate appearances.
Tampa Bay Rays
Recalled: LHP Cesar Ramos
Reinstated from DL: RHP Trevor Shull, OF Todd Glaesmann
Texas Rangers
Signed: RHP Connor Sadzeck (11)
Recalled: RHP Darren O'Day
Reinstated from DL: RHP Neil Ramirez
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Brady Dragmire (17), OF Jacob Anderson (1.5), OF Derrick Loveless (27)
Recalled: LHP Luis Perez
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Henderson Alvarez, 3B Brett Lawrie
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Wil Ledezma (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Travis Snider
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kramer Champlin, RHP Scott Richmond, SS Jonathon Berti, OF Michael Crouse
Transferred to 60-day DL: LHP Carlos Pina
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mike MacDonald, RHP Ben White, RHP Asher Wojciechowski, 2B Jayson Nix
Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Henderson Alvarez from Double-A New Hampshire. Alvarez, a 21year-old native of Venezuela, will make his major league debut. He's registered a sparkling 2.86 ERA and 1.11
WHIP in 88 innings this season at the Double-A level.
Blue Jays purchased the contract of 3B Brett Lawrie from Triple-A Las Vegas. Finally, he arrives. Lawrie will take
over at third base for the Blue Jays immediately, with Jose Bautista moving back to the outfield. The 21-year-old
top prospect registered a .353 batting average, a 1.076 OPS and 18 home runs in 69 games this season at the
Triple-A level.
Washington Nationals
Acquired: C Miguel Perez from Pirates for cash considerations
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Sammy Solis, C Devin Ivany, OF Justin Bloxom, OF J.R. Higley, OF J.P. Ramirez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ben Graham, RHP Trevor Holder, LHP Tom Milone, LHP Blake Monar, 2B Khayyan
Norfork, OF Archie Gilbert
July 27-Aug. 2
Number in parentheses indicate draft round.
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: RHP Brian Stokes (Camden (Atlantic)), 1B Daryle Ward (Newark (Can-Am))
Released: RHP Yhency Brazoban, RHP Adam Osteen
Traded: SS Zach Walters to Nationals for RHP Jason Marquis
Acquired: OF Ryan Langerhans from Mariners for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Ryan Cook
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Paul Goldschmidt
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ryan Cook, RHP Sam Demel
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Trevor Harden, RHP Daniel Stange, OF Jeremia Gomez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jason Urquidez
Sports Hochi reports that the Softbank Hawks of the NPB have reached a deal with Yhency Brazoban.
Brazoban’s addition was apparently triggered by the shoulder-pain induced absence of closer Takahiro Mahara.
Softbank player development director Itaru Kobayashi is quoted as saying: “we have great expectations for him
as closer. If possible we’d like him to come to Japan this month.”
Goldschmidt is expected to see most of the playing time at first base now that Brandon Allen was traded to the
Athletics. The 23-year-old was batting .306/.435/.626 with 30 homers, 94 RBI and a 1.061 OPS over 457 plate
appearances with Double-A Mobile this season. He was selected by the Diamondbacks in the eighth round of
the 2009 Draft out of Texas State.
Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP Darrel Leiva, LHP Chris Cody (York (Atlantic))
Released: OF Juan Flores
Traded: RHP Juan Abreu, RHP Paul Clemens, LHP Brett Oberholtzer and OF Jordan Schafer to Astros for OF
Michael Bourn
Acquired: C Wil Nieves from Brewers for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Anthony Varvaro, C J.C. Boscan, OF Wilkin Ramirez
Added to 40-man roster: OF Jose Constanza
Outrighted off 40-man roster: SS Diory Hernandez (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Wilkin Ramirez
Option transferred: RHP Randall Delgado (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Andy Otero
Reinstated from DL: RHP Evan Danieli, RHP Steven Shell, OF Todd Cunningham
The Braves purchased the contract OF Jose Constanza from Triple-A Gwinnett. The MiLBFA from the Indians in
2010 never played in MLB. The 27-year-old has a .290 career batting average in the minors and was batting
.312/.361/.351 with one home run and 23 stolen bases over 86 games at the Triple-A level this season.
Randall Delgado joins the Braves' other top pitching prospects—Julio Teheran, Mike Minor and Arodys
Vizcaino—with Triple-A Gwinnett, and given Atlanta's deep pitching staff, the foursome may play a larger role in
the International League pennant drive than the National League one. Gwinnett sits 1 1/2 games behind Durham
in the Southern Division.
Baltimore Orioles
Signed: LHP Matt Wilson
Traded: 1B Derrek Lee to Pirates for 1B Aaron Baker
Recalled: RHP Chris Tillman, LHP Zach Britton, LHP Pedro Viola
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Michael Ballard
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Mark Worrell (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jason Berken, RHP Chris Tillman
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Michael Ballard, LHP Pedro Viola
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Clay Schrader, C Joel Polanco
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach Clark, RHP Josh Dowdy, LHP Matt Drummond
Orioles purchased the contract of LHP Michael Ballard from Double-A Bowie. Ballard holds a career 4.67 ERA
and 1.43 WHIP in five minor league seasons. Ballard and fellow lefty Pedro Viola spent just one game (five total
hours) on the major league roster before getting demoted to Bowie, and neither saw action. Both pitchers will
likely be recalled by September 1, at the lastest.
Boston Red Sox
Signed: C Jordan Weems (3), 3B Nick Moore (30)
Released: RHP Garrett Rau
Acquired: RHP Josh Fields and LHP Erik Bedard from Mariners as part of three-team deal in which Red Sox
traded RHP Stephen Fife, RHP Juan Rodriguez and C Tim Federowicz to Dodgers and OF Chih-Hsien Chiang
to Mariners, and Dodgers traded OF Trayvon Robinson to Mariners
Traded: RHP Kendal Volz and IF Yamaico Navarro to Royals for 2B Mike Aviles
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Drew Sutton
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Nick Natoli
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jordan Flasher, RHP Joe Holtmeyer, LHP Mitch Herold, C Josue Peley, SS Jose
Garcia
Chicago Cubs
Signed: RHP Michael Jensen (26), C Justin Marra (15), OF Garrett Schlecht (9)
Traded: OF Kosuke Fukudome to Indians for RHP Carlton Smith and OF Abner Abreu
Recalled: OF Tyler Colvin
Placed on 7-day DL: C Welington Castillo, 1B Ryan Cuneo
Reinstated from DL: 2B Carlos Figueroa, OF Smaily Borges
Chicago White Sox
Signed: 3B Tyler Williams
Recalled: OF Alejandro De Aza
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Zach Stewart
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dexter Carter, RHP Freddy Dolsi, RHP Nevin Griffith, C Adam Ricks
Reinstated from DL: RHP Terry Doyle, C Adam Ricks, OF Kenny Williams Jr.
The White Sox now employ two of general manager Kenny Williams' three sons after signing Tyler Williams,
whom the Diamondbacks released on July 26 after he went 2-for-24 in 10 games in the Arizona League. Arizona
had signed him as a nondrafted free agent from Pima (Ariz.) CC. The White Sox drafted Kenny Jr. in the sixth
round in ’08 (he plays for Double-A Birmingham) and Kyle in the 47th round in ’06 (he did not sign and forged a
career in the NFL).
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: OF Steve Selsky (33)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Klinker, 1B Dominic D'Anna
Reinstated from DL: RHP Justin Lehr, OF Josh Garton, OF Yorman Rodriguez
Cleveland Indians
Signed: 2B Argenis Reyes (New Jersey (Can-Am))
Released: RHP Connor Graham
Traded: RHP Joe Gardner, RHP Alex White, 1B Matt McBride and a player to be named to Rockies for RHP
Ubaldo Jimenez
Traded: RHP Carlton Smith and OF Abner Abreu to Cubs for OF Kosuke Fukudome
Recalled: SS Jason Donald
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP David Huff, OF Thomas Neal
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Nick Weglarz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Connor Graham, C Luke Carlin
The Indians traded Orlando Cabrera to the Giants for righty-hitting Triple-A outfielder Thomas Neal.
Colorado Rockies
Signed: 1B Jorge Cantu, OF Dillon Thomas (4)
Released: 1B Jordan Ballard
Traded: RHP Ubaldo Jimenez to Indians for RHP Joe Gardner, RHP Alex White, 1B Matt McBride and a player
to be named
Recalled: RHP Edgmer Escalona, 2B Chris Nelson
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Eric Stults (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Jimmy Cesario
Reinstated from DL: 2B Erik Wetzel, 3B Darin Holcomb
Reports indicate that Indians lefty Drew Pomeranz will join the Rockies on Aug. 16, the one-year anniversary of
his signing date, as the player to be named for Ubaldo Jimenez. He could team with Alex White (also from the
Jimenez deal) and homegrown Rockies Jhoulys Chacin and Juan Nicasio in the rotation as soon as next year.
Detroit Tigers
Released: RHP Drew Gagnier, 1B Michael Bertram
Traded: LHP Charlie Furbush, 3B Francisco Martinez, OF Casper Wells and a PTBN to Mariners for RHP Doug
Fister and RHP David Pauley
Recalled: RHP Jacob Turner, LHP Daniel Schlereth
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chance Ruffin, RHP Jacob Turner
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brayan Villarreal
Florida Marlins
Released: RHP Frank Mata
Traded: RHP Cesar Valdez to Blue Jays for future considerations
Recalled: LHP Brad Hand
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jose Ceda
Option transferred: RHP Sandy Rosario (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zach Neal, RHP Mike Ojala, LHP Graham Taylor, OF Jose Duarte, OF Ryan
McIntyre
Reinstated from DL: RHP Frank Mata, RHP Matt Montgomery, LHP Victor Garate
Houston Astros
Released: RHP Casey Fien, RHP Brad Hennessey, OF Geber Suniaga
Traded: OF Hunter Pence to Phillies for RHP Jarred Cosart, RHP Josh Zeid, 1B Jonathan Singleton and a
PTBN
Traded: OF Michael Bourn to Braves for RHP Juan Abreu, RHP Paul Clemens, LHP Brett Oberholtzer and OF
Jordan Schafer
Recalled: 3B Jimmy Paredes, OF Brian Bogusevic, OF Luis Durango
Added to 40-man roster: OF J.D. Martinez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Juan Abreu, LHP Fernando Abad, 1B Brett Wallace, 3B Chris Johnson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Robby Donovan, 2B Enrique Hernandez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tanner Bushue, LHP Pat Urckfitz, 2B Jose Vallejo, 3B Rafael Valenzuela, OF Daniel
Adamson, OF Ydarqui Marte
Astros purchased the contract of OF J.D. Martinez from Double-A Corpus Christi. He'll take the place of Hunter
Pence on the active roster. Martinez, 23, has an impressive .342/.407/.552 batting line over parts of three
seasons in the minor leagues, including a .340 batting average to go along with 13 homers and 71 RBI with
Double-A Corpus Christi this season. He was selected by the Astros in the 20th round of the 2009 First-Year
Player Draft.
Kansas City Royals
Signed: C Cam Gallagher (2)
Traded: 2B Mike Aviles to Red Sox for RHP Kendal Volz and IF Yamaico Navarro
Recalled: LHP Everett Teaford, C Manny Pina
Option transferred: C Manny Pina (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mitch Hodge, LHP George Baumann, 1B Joey Lewis
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Ryan Wood
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: RHP Nick Mutz (9), OF Blake Gailen (Lincoln (American Association))
Released: RHP Amalio Diaz, RHP Taylor Kinzer
Recalled: SS Andrew Romine
Optioned to Double-A: OF Mike Trout
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Heath Nichols, 2B Jon Townsend, 3B Michael Wing
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dan Sattler, LHP Matt Meyer
The Angels signed 26-year-old Blake Gailen out of the American Association, where he hit .406 with eight
homers and 24 doubles in 69 games for Lincoln, and assigned him to Double-A Arkansas, an unusually high
jump for a player with no prior experience in affiliated ball.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: LHP David Jensen (NDFA—Northwestern)
Acquired: RHP Stephen Fife, RHP Juan Rodriguez and C Tim Federowicz from Red Sox as part of three-team
deal in which Dodgers traded OF Trayvon Robinson to Mariners, Mariners traded RHP Josh Fields and LHP Erik
Bedard to Red Sox, and Red Sox traded OF Chih-Hsien Chiang to Mariners
Traded: SS Rafael Furcal to Cardinals for OF Alex Castellanos
Recalled: RHP John Ely, RHP Josh Lindblom, SS Dee Gordon
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Walter, C Steve Cilladi, C Hector Gimenez, 1B Blake Dean, OF Anthony
Jackson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Roman Colon, LHP Aaron Miller, LHP Cole St. Clair, C Steve Cilladi, C Matt Wallach
Milwaukee Brewers
Released: RHP Mark Willinsky, LHP Brae Wright
Traded: C Wil Nieves to Braves for cash considerations
Acquired: 2B Felipe Lopez from Rays for cash considerations
Traded: OF Erik Komatsu to Nationals for 3B Jerry Hairston Jr.
Recalled: 2B Eric Farris
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Felipe Lopez
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Eric Farris
Option transferred: C Martin Maldonado (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Patrick Arlis
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Blake Billings
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dan Britt, RHP Mark Rogers, LHP Brae Wright, C Patrick Arlis, C Dayton Buller, SS
Anderson Machado
Minnesota Twins
Signed: RHP Tyler Jones (11)
Released: RHP Henry Arias, RHP J.R. Krogstad
Recalled: 1B Luke Hughes, 2B Matt Tolbert
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Chuck James, 1B Luke Hughes
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Gibson, RHP Jeff Manship, RHP Miguel Munoz, OF Steven Liddle
Reinstated from DL: RHP David Bromberg, RHP Carlos Gutierrez, RHP Miguel Munoz, SS Tyler Grimes, OF
Jhonathan Goncalves
New York Mets
Traded: OF Carlos Beltran to Giants for RHP Zack Wheeler
Recalled: C Mike Nickeas
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 1B Nick Evans (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Edgar Ramirez, LHP Chris Hilliard, SS Niuman Romero, SS Robbie Shields, OF
Bubba Bell, OF Jason Botts
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Hunter Carnevale
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeurys Familia, RHP Edgar Ramirez, C Jean Luc Blaquiere, SS Chad Zurcher, OF
Fernando Martinez
New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Victor Lozada, 1B Austin Jones (7)
Released: LHP Randy Flores
Recalled: RHP Ivan Nova
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Chris Dickerson
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Steve Garrison
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zach Nuding, LHP Aaron Dott, C Ryan Baker, C P.J. Pilittere, 2B Ronnier Mustelier,
3B Rob Segedin, OF Eduardo Sosa
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Francisco Castillo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ivan Nova, OF Dan Brewer, OF Deangelo Mack
Oakland Athletics
Signed: RHP Drew Gagnier, SS Chris Bostick (44)
Released: RHP Willie Eyre
Traded: OF Matt Carson to Rays for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Trystan Magnuson, LHP Jerry Blevins, 3B Adam Rosales
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Joey Devine, 1B Brandon Allen
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Fabian Williamson, C Dan Welch, OF Jose Crisotomo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Murphy Smith, LHP Anthony Capra, LHP Lenny DiNardo, LHP Polin Trinidad
Righty Willie Eyre opted for free agency. The 33-year-old had been pitching for Oakland's Triple-A affiliate,
posting a 3.48 ERA, 6.5 K/9, 4.1 BB/9, and 0.7 HR/9 in 62 innings. He last pitched in the Majors in '09 with the
Rangers.
Oakland acquired a pair of 40-man roster players, first baseman Brandon Allen and lefty reliever Jordan
Norberto, when it traded Brad Ziegler to the Diamondbacks.
Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: SS Ozzie Chavez (Lancaster (Atlantic)), OF Cyle Hankerd (Amarillo (American Association))
Traded: RHP Jarred Cosart, RHP Josh Zeid, 1B Jonathan Singleton and a PTBN to Astros for OF Hunter Pence
Traded: SS Brian Bocock to Pirates for cash considerations
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Drew Carpenter, OF Domonic Brown
Option transferred: 3B Carlos Rivero (Double-A to Triple-A), SS Freddy Galvis (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Tagg Bozied
Reinstated from DL: RHP Percy Garner, OF Luis Unda
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: RHP Jake Burnette (7)
Traded: 1B Aaron Baker to Orioles for 1B Derrek Lee
Acquired: SS Brian Bocock from Phillies for cash considerations
Designated for assignment: RHP Mike Crotta
Recalled: RHP Chris Leroux, SS Pedro Ciriaco
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Pedro Ciriaco
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP David Jagoditsh, RHP Quinton Miller, C Wyatt Toregas, OF Corey Wimberly
Reinstated from DL: RHP Yhonatan Herrand, LHP Brian Burres, LHP Zack Dodson, C Miguel Perez, C Wyatt
Toregas, 1B Jeff Clement
St. Louis Cardinals
Traded: OF Alex Castellanos to Dodgers for SS Rafael Furcal
Recalled: SS Tyler Greene
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Raul Valdes, SS Tyler Greene
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kevin Thomas, LHP Rich Rundles, LHP Kevin Siegrist, C Travis Tartamella, 1B
Victor Sanchez
Reinstated from DL: LHP Kevin Siegrist, C Travis Tartamella, SS Freddie Bynum, OF Edgar Lara
San Diego Padres
Signed: RHP Matt Wisler (7), SS Casey McElroy (11)
Traded: RHP Mike Adams to Rangers for RHP Joe Wieland and LHP Robbie Erlin
Recalled: LHP Wade LeBlanc, OF Aaron Cunningham, OF Blake Tekotte
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Erik Hamren
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Pat Neshek, LHP Wade LeBlanc
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Evan Scribner
Originally drafted by the Cubs in ’08, Erik Hamren toiled in the Northern indy League in ’10 before signing with
the Padres last October. Prior to his callup, the 24-year-old jumped from high Class A to Double-A, posting a
0.96 ERA and 69/14 K/BB ratio in 65-plus innings.
San Francisco Giants
Signed: RHP Scott Munter
Released: RHP Josh Banks
Traded: RHP Zack Wheeler to Mets for OF Carlos Beltran
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 2B Bill Hall (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Emmanuel Burriss, SS Brandon Crawford
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Wilber Bucardo, RHP A.J. Proszek, LHP Bryce Bandilla, C Rey Duran, C Tyler
LaTorre, 1B Brice Cutspec
Reinstated from DL: RHP Josh Banks, LHP Chris Gloor, OF Thomas Neal
Seattle Mariners
Signed: OF Wily Mo Pena
Acquired: OF Chih-Hsien Chiang from Red Sox and OF Trayvon Robinson from Dodgers as part of three-team
deal in which Mariners traded RHP Josh Fields and LHP Erik Bedard to Red Sox, and Red Sox traded RHP
Stephen Fife, RHP Juan Rodriguez and C Tim Federowicz to Dodgers
Traded: RHP Doug Fister and RHP David Pauley to Tigers for LHP Charlie Furbush, 3B Francisco Martinez, OF
Casper Wells and a PTBN
Traded: OF Ryan Langerhans to Diamondbacks for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Dan Cortes, RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, LHP Aaron Laffey, 3B Kyle Seager
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Aaron Laffey, OF Trayvon Robinson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Blandford, 3B Matt Browning, OF Kuo Hui Lo
Reinstated from DL: SS Luis Rodriguez, OF Brandon Haveman
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: 1B John Alexander (8), 3B Riccio Torrez (4), OF Johnny Eierman (3)
Released: 2B Diogenes Luis
Traded: 2B Felipe Lopez to Brewers for cash considerations
Acquired: OF Matt Carson from Athletics for cash considerations
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Rob Delaney, RHP Mike Ekstrom
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jay Buente, RHP Rob Delaney, RHP Mike Ekstrom
Placed on 7-day DL: C Lucas Bailey, OF Brandon Guyer
Texas Rangers
Traded: RHP Joe Wieland and LHP Robbie Erlin to Padres for RHP Mike Adams
Recalled: C Taylor Teagarden
Placed on 60-day DL: SS Luis Sardinas
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Chad Gaudin, SS Andy Burns (11)
Released: RHP Dumas Garcia, RHP Cesar Valdez
Acquired: RHP Cesar Valdez from Marlins for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Jesse Litsch, LHP Brad Mills , SS Mike McCoy
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Wes Etheridge, RHP Mike MacDonald, RHP Asher Wojciechowski, LHP David
Rollins, 1B Mike McDade, 1B Ryan Shealy, 2B Jayson Nix
Reinstated from DL: LHP Frank Gailey, 1B Kevin Patterson, 2B Kevin Howard, OF Jason Lane
Washington Nationals
Traded: RHP Jason Marquis to Diamondbacks for SS Zach Walters
Traded: 3B Jerry Hairston Jr. to Brewers for OF Erik Komatsu
Recalled: RHP Collin Balester, RHP Yunesky Maya, LHP Atahualpa Severino, SS Brian Bixler
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Yunesky Maya, LHP Atahualpa Severino, OF Roger Bernadina
Option transferred: RHP Garrett Mock (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Christian Garcia, LHP Tom Milone, C Cole Leonida, 1B Michael Aubrey, SS Reuben
Rogers
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brad Meyers, RHP Garrett Mock, C Brian Peacock, OF J.P. Ramirez
July 21-26
Numbers in parentheses indicate draft round.
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: SS Angel Berroa (Bridgeport (Atlantic))
Released: 3B Tyler Williams
Acquired: OF Michael Restovich from White Sox for cash considerations
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ryan Cook, SS Cody Ransom, OF Collin Cowgill
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Yhency Brazoban (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ryan Cook
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Trevor Bauer
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jason Urquidez, SS Dan Kaczrowski, OF David Winfree
Cook was selected by the Diamondbacks in the 27th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft. He was 1-4-13
2.25 ERA in 44 relief innings at AA-Mobile.
In the midst of a career year for Triple-A Reno, Collin Cowgill ranks fourth in the Pacific Coast League batting
race (.354), second in stolen bases (30), fourth in on-base percentage (.430) and first in runs scored (95).
Cowgill was signed as Arizona's fifth round pick in the 2008 Draft out of Kentucky.
The Diamondbacks signed No. 3 overall draft pick Trevor Bauer to a four-year big league contract worth at least
$4.45 million. They optioned him to high Class A Visalia.
Atlanta Braves
Signed: C Carlos Castro
Recalled: RHP Cristhian Martinez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cory Gearrin, OF Wilkin Ramirez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Hess, RHP Steven Shell, RHP Ryan Weber
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brett Butts, LHP Ronan Pacheco
Baltimore Orioles
Draft pick signed: LHP Bennett Parry (40)
Released: RHP Orlando Alfonso
Recalled: 3B Josh Bell
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Chorye Spoone (Double-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mark Worrell, OF Matt Angle
Option transferred: RHP Brandon Erbe (Triple-A to short-season), RHP Luis Lebron (Double-A to shortseason)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Nick Bierbrodt, LHP Matt Taylor, C Zach Booker, 3B Tyler Kolodny, OF Chris Clinton
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Berry, RHP Brandon Erbe, RHP Matt Hobgood, RHP Luis Lebron, C Adam
Davis
Brandon Erbe (shoulder surgery) and Luis Lebron (Tommy John surgery) are working their way back from
serious injury. Step one: short-season Aberdeen of the New York-Penn League.
Boston Red Sox
Signed: RHP Charlie Haeger
Recalled: 2B Drew Sutton
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kyle Weiland
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dennis Neuman, LHP Felix Doubront, LHP Miguel Pena, C Josue Peley, 3B Garin
Cecchini, OF Matt Sheely
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Corey Vogt
Reinstated from DL: LHP Royce Ring, LHP Manuel Rivera, SS Jose Iglesias, OF Pete Hissey
Chicago Cubs
Signed: RHP Yoanner Negrin
Released: C Jose Guevara
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dallas Beeler, RHP Arturo Maltos-Garcia, 2B Matt Cerda
Reinstated from DL: SS Junior Lake, OF Jim Adduci, OF Jesus Morelli
Chicago White Sox
Draft pick signed: C Bryce Mosier (33)
Traded: OF Michael Restovich to Diamondbacks for cash considerations
Option transferred: RHP Anthony Carter (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Stephen Sauer, LHP Santos Rodriguez, C Jared Price
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andre Rienzo, OF Michael Restovich
Cincinnati Reds
Draft pick signed: OF Bryson Smith (34)
Traded: OF Jonny Gomes to Nationals for LHP Chris Manno and OF Bill Rhinehart
Recalled: 3B Todd Frazier, SS Paul Janish, OF Yonder Alonso
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jeremy Horst
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chad Reineke, C Mark Fleury, OF Yorman Rodriguez
Reinstated from DL: LHP Travis Webb
Venezuelan outfielder Yorman Rodriguez is hitting .254/.318/.393 with 7 HR and 40 RBI in 79 games at Single
A-Dayton in his first year of full season ball (and third overall). He has showed good speed with 4 triples and 20
SB. The Reds signed him in 2009 as one of the top prospects of that year’s international crop.
Cleveland Indians
Added to 40-man roster: OF Jason Kipnis
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 3B Jared Goedert (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Luis Valbuena
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Bryan Price, OF LeVon Washington
Reinstated from DL: RHP Toru Murata
Kipnis, 24, earned the promotion after batting .281/.363/.485 with 12 HR, 12 SB and 54 RBI in 90 games for the
Columbus Clippers (AAA). He was selected by the Indians out of Arizona State University in the 2nd round of the
June 2009 First-Year Player Draft and was ranked the #3 Cleveland’s prospect entering the season by Baseball
America.
Goedert, 26, hit just .211/.284/.383 in 202 plate appearances with Cleveland's Double and Triple-A affiliates this
season. He has never played in the big leagues, and spends most of his defensive time at first, third, and left
field.
Colorado Rockies
Released: LHP Stephen Head
Recalled: 2B Eric Young Jr.
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jesse Meaux, 2B Erik Wetzel, 3B Darin Holcomb, OF Willy Taveras
Reinstated from DL: 1B Mike Zuanich, OF Mike Mitchell
Detroit Tigers
Draft picks signed: RHP Tommy Collier (22), 1B Aaron Westlake (3)
Traded: LHP Antonio Cruz and C Julio Rodriguez to Royals for 3B Wilson Betemit
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chance Ruffin
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 3B Brandon Inge (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Lester Oliveros
Option transferred: SS Cale Iorg (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Tyler Barrett, LHP Matt Hoffman, SS Gustavo Nunez, OF Edwin Gomez, OF P.J.
Polk
Reinstated from DL: RHP Patrick Cooper, RHP Scott Green, RHP Robbie Weinhardt, 2B Brandon Douglas, OF
Samir Rijo
22-year-old Ruffin was signed for a bonus of $1.15 million as a supplemental first-round pick out of Texas in
2010. The seventh best prospect with the best slider in the Tigers’ system (according to BA) had a 2.09 ERA and
55/20 K/BB ratio over 43 innings between Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo.
Florida Marlins
Signed: RHP Brett Zawacki, C Brian Dice (NDFA - Lenoir-Rhyne University CC)
Released: LHP Mariano Gomez
Recalled: RHP Jose Ceda
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Volstad
Option transferred: RHP Sandy Rosario (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Miguel Fermin, OF Isaac Galloway
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Tyler Topp
Reinstated from DL: RHP Pete Andrelczyk, SS Pedro Mendoza
Houston Astros
Released: RHP Yordany Ramirez, LHP David Berner
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Wesley Wright, OF Brian Bogusevic
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Luis Ordosgoitti, LHP Pat Urckfitz, C Joe Witkowski, 2B Jose Vallejo, SS Jio Mier
Reinstated from DL: OF Austin Wates
Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP Casey Edelbrock (NDFA—Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)), LHP Andrew Dobies (Somerset (Atlantic))
Traded: 3B Wilson Betemit to Tigers for LHP Antonio Cruz and C Julio Rodriguez
Recalled: 2B Mike Aviles
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Manauris Baez, RHP Patrick Keating, RHP Leonel Santiago, C Paul Krebs
Reinstated from DL: C Ryan Jenkins
Los Angeles Angels
Released: LHP Harold Williams
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Horacio Ramirez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Trevor Bell, RHP Michael Kohn, 2B Alexi Amarista
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Hurst, LHP Trevor Reckling, SS Adam Younger, OF Tyson Auer, OF Kevin
Melillo
Reinstated from DL: LHP Harold Williams, 3B Dillon Baird, OF Randal Grichuk, OF Jeremy Moore
Back from his kneecap injury, Randal Grichuk spent a week in the Arizona League before moving up to low
Class A Cedar Rapids on July 20. He got off to a 3-for-26 (.115) start for the Kernels.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Mike Parisi (Long Island (Atlantic))
Released: RHP Beyker Fructuoso, RHP Justin Miller, LHP Bolivar Medina
Placed on 7-day DL: C B.J. LaRosa, C Angelo Ponte
Reinstated from DL: RHP Steven Ames, RHP Beyker Fructuoso, LHP Bolivar Medina, C Jessie Mier
Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: LHP Chase Wright (re-signed)
Draft pick signed: C Ben McMahan (23)
Added to 40-man roster: OF Brett Carroll
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Michael Fiers, RHP Sean Green, RHP R.J. Johnson, C Michael Roberts, 1B Cody
Hawn
Placed on 60-day DL: C Dustin Houle
Reinstated from DL: RHP Seth Lintz, RHP Eric Marzec, OF Chuck Caufield
Minnesota Twins
Draft picks signed: LHP Josue Montanez (15), LHP Corey Williams (3)
Released: RHP Thomas Diamond, OF Ramon Santana
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kevin Slowey, LHP Scott Diamond, 2B Luke Hughes
Placed on 7-day DL: C Danny Lehmann
Reinstated from DL: 3B Andy Leer, OF Angel Morales
New York Mets
Draft picks signed: RHP Michael Fulmer (1.5), RHP John Gant (21)
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Ruben Tejada
Optioned to high Class A: OF Mike Baxter
Option transferred: OF Mike Baxter (High-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nick Carr, RHP Jose de la Torre, RHP Edgar Ramirez, C Jean Luc Blaquiere, C
Salomon Manriquez, 3B Zach Lutz
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Steve Matz, LHP Alex Panteliodis
Reinstated from DL: C Kai Gronauer, 2B J.B. Brown
The Mets' top pick in the ’09 draft (second round), Steve Matz has yet to throw a pitch as a professional. He had
Tommy John surgery in ’10 and suffered elbow soreness this year, necessitating a shift to the 60-day disabled
list.
The Mets claimed Queens native Mike Baxter on waivers from the Padres. Front office member Sandy Alderson
and Paul DePodesta have a history with Baxter from their days in San Diego.
New York Yankees
Draft pick signed: 3B Matt Duran (4)
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Brandon Laird
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nathan Forer, RHP Ivan Nova, C Tyler Austin, C Kyle Higashioka, C J.R. Murphy, 2B
Walter Ibarra
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kenedy Agramonte, RHP Shane Greene, C P.J. Pilittere, 2B David Adams
Oakland Athletics
Draft pick signed: RHP Sonny Gray (1)
Released: OF Jeff Bercume
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tyson Ross
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Murphy Smith, LHP Lenny DiNardo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jonathan Ortiz, LHP Lenny DiNardo, C Anthony Recker
The Athletics signed first-rounder Sonny Gray for $1.54 million and assigned him to Double-A Midland.
Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: RHP Aaron Heilman, 2B Steve Singleton, OF Brandon Tripp (St. Paul (American Association))
Draft pick signed: SS Tyler Greene (11)
Released: RHP Dustin Cameron
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chance Chapman, OF Steve Susdorf
Reinstated from DL: RHP Phillippe Aumont, RHP Mike McGuire
Pittsburgh Pirates
Released: 2B Shelby Ford
Recalled: 3B Pedro Alvarez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Leroux, 3B Josh Harrison, SS Pedro Ciriaco
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Colten Brewer, LHP Brian Burres, C Travis Scott, C Wyatt Toregas
Reinstated from DL: RHP Cesar Lopez, LHP Porfirio Lopez, C Jason Jaramillo, 2B Shelby Ford
Ford, 26, was selected by the Pirates in the third round of the 2006 amateur entry Draft out of Oklahoma State.
The switch-hitter was hitting .224/.247/.365 in 28 games between AA & AAA this season.
St. Louis Cardinals
Released: RHP Scott Bittle, RHP Brett Zawacki
Option transferred: RHP Francisco Samuel (High-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Mark Hamilton, 2B Luis Mateo, OF Mike O'Neill
Reinstated from DL: RHP Javier Avendano, LHP Justin Wright, 3B Jonathan Rodriguez, OF Nick Longmire
Scott Bittle, an ’09 fourth-rounder from Mississippi, missed all of ’10 with injury and had just five appearances in
short-season ball this year.
San Diego Padres
Released: 2B Alex Cintron
Recalled: RHP Pat Neshek, C Luis Martinez, 1B Kyle Blanks
Optioned to Triple-A: C Kyle Phillips, 1B Anthony Rizzo
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Hayden Beard, RHP Paul Bingham, RHP Chris Haney, OF Dan Meeley
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jorge Reyes, OF Aaron Cunningham, OF Bobby Kielty
Exit: Anthony Rizzo, who batted 14-for-98 (.143) with one homer in 35 games for the Padres. Enter: Kyle Blanks,
who batted .351/.421/.716 with 11 homers in 35 games for Triple-A Tucson. As good as Blanks was in the
Pacific Coast League, Rizzo was just that much better—1.181 OPS vs. 1.137 for Blanks.
San Francisco Giants
Draft picks signed: RHP Keith Bilodeau (24), LHP Bryce Bandilla (4), LHP Steven Neff (41)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Armando Paniagua, C Aaron Lowenstein, 2B Julio Izturis, 2B Ryan Lormand
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Valdez, RHP Kyle Vazquez, LHP Clayton Tanner, C Tyler LaTorre, OF Jesus
Galindo
Seattle Mainers
Draft pick signed: C Jack Marder (16)
Recalled: RHP Josh Lueke
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Kyle Seager
Placed on 7-day DL: OF James Jones
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kenn Kasparek, RHP Max Krakowiak, OF Julio Morban
The Mariners signed 16th-rounder Jack Marder, a catcher from Oregon, for $200,000 and jumped him to high
Class A High Desert, where he got off to a 3-for-10 start with a homer and a double.
Tampa Bay Rays
Draft pick signed: LHP Ryan Carpenter (7)
Recalled: RHP Jay Buente, OF Desmond Jennings
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Adam Russell (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dane de la Rosa, LHP Cesar Ramos, SS Reid Brignac
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Hector Guevara
Reinstated from DL: RHP Wilking Rodriguez
Brignac was sent down to make room for Desmond Jennings on the active roster. The 25-year-old has struggled
miserably this season, batting just .193/.234/.219 with one home run and 10 RBI in 68 games.
Texas Rangers
Signed: RHP Merkin Valdez, OF Val Majewski (York (Atlantic))
Recalled: 1B Chris Davis
Placed on 7-day DL: C Carson Vitale, OF Teodoro Martinez
Transferred to 60-day DL: C Carson Vitale
The Rangers have signed right-handed pitcher Merkin Valdez to a minor-league contract and assigned him to
Triple-A Round Rock. The 29-year-old was released by the Dodgers after spending the season with Triple-A
Albuquerque, going 4-2 with four saves and a 3.58 ERA in 38 relief appearances.
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Justin Phillabaum, OF Kenen Bailli Reyna
Draft picks signed: RHP Jeremy Gabryszwski (2), SS Andy Burns (11)
Released: 2B Ramon Vazquez
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Wilfredo Ledezma
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Scott Richmond (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mike MacDonald, 2B Kevin Howard
Reinstated from DL: 1B Kevin Patterson, OF Markus Brisker, OF Brad Glenn
The 26-year-old Kenen Bailli Reyna was a productive outfielder in Cuba's Serie Nacional prior to his defection.
Bailly hit .367/.464/.647 as the Guantánamo left fielder in 2007-2008. He ranked among the Cuban Serie
Nacional leaders in runs (74, tied for 8th), triples (9, tied with Leonis Martin for second), total bases (183, 7th),
average (5th behind Yoandy Garlobo, Martin, Yasser Gomez and Yoandry Urgelles) and slugging (5th
behind Alexei Bell, Alfredo Despaigne, Urgelles and Yosvani Peraza). Through 2007-2008, Kenen had batted
.323 and slugged .492 in 5 seasons in Cuba. In 2008-2009, Kenen slipped to .296/.371/.508. In 2009-2010, the
left-handed hitter produced at a .377/.438/.569 rate with 65 RBI in 69 games. He was tied for 4th in the league in
average. The Blue Jays assigned the Cuban to the GCL.
Ledezma pitched to a 4.63 ERA in 46 2/3 relief innings for Toronto's Triple-A affiliate, though he struck out 63
while walking just 18 during that time.
Washington Nationals
Signed: RHP Cody Davis (NDFA—Tampa), RHP Christian Garcia, RHP John Peters (NDFA—Augustana (Ill.)),
OF Leonard Davis (New Jersey (Can-Am))
Released: RHP Patrick Arnold, LHP Matt Chico, C Hector Taveras
Traded: LHP Chris Manno and OF Bill Rhinehart to Reds for OF Jonny Gomes
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris McKenzie, C Brian Peacock, OF Gregor Blanco, OF Archie Gilbert, OF J.P.
Ramirez
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Dixon Anderson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Patrick Arnold, LHP Matt Chico, OF Justin Bloxom, OF Jeff Frazier, OF Brett
Newsome
Chico, 28, had been pitching for the Nationals’ affiliate in the Gulf Coast League before the Nationals cut him.
The lefty pitched in 27 games (2 starts) in Rookie/AA/AAA-ball this year and he was 3-4 with 1 save, a 5.87 ERA
and a 1.61 WHIP. In 2007, at 24, Chico made 31 starts for the Nationals. He started 2008 as their No. 2 starter
but injured his elbow after eight starts and underwent Tommy John surgery. In his three years in the majors for
the Nationals (service Time: 2.100), Chico was 7-15 with a 4.95 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP. Washington sent him
outright to AAA last December, then re-signed him to a minor league contract for the 2011 season.
July 13-20
Numbers in parentheses indicate draft round.
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: RHP Adam Osteen (White Sands (Pecos Indy League)), OF Breland Brown
Draft pick signed: 1B Jake Williams (49)
Recalled: RHP Barry Enright, RHP Bryan Shaw, 1B Brandon Allen
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 1B Juan Miranda (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Barry Enright
Option transferred: RHP Yonata Ortega (High-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Armando Galarraga, 2B Matt Jensen
Reinstated from DL: RHP Josh Ellis
Atlanta Braves
Signed: C Nathan Raffle (NDFA—Penn State-Greater Allegheny)
Draft picks signed: RHP Clint Wright (22), LHP Sean Gilmartin (1)
Released: RHP Jonathan Burns, C Jesus Sucre, OF Jason Mowry, OF Hilton Richardson
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Brandon Hicks
Placed on 7-day DL: C Mike Brownsten, 1B Chris Carter, 3B Shawn Bowman, OF Adam Milligan
Reinstated from DL: RHP Wei Huang, LHP Ben Swaggerty, 3B Shawn Bowman, 3B Donell Linares, OF Hilton
Richardson
Baltimore Orioles
Traded: SS Nick Green with cash considerations to Rangers for LHP Zach Phillips
Recalled: LHP Troy Patton, 3B Josh Bell, OF Matt Angle
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Mark Worrell
Designated for assignment: RHP Chorye Spoone
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mitch Atkins, LHP Zach Phillips, 3B Josh Bell
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Pedro Viola
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zach Clark, RHP Josh Dowdy, C Adam Davis, 1B Rhyne Hughes, 1B Tyler
Townsend
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jake Cowan, RHP Jose Diaz, C Zach Booker, C Kyle Moore, C Joel Polanco
Angle, 25, will take Vladimir Guerrero's 25-man roster spot while the veteran designated hitter recovers from a
fractured hand. In 323 at-bats this season at Norfolk, Angle was hitting .266/.334/.337 with 20 stolen bases in 22
attempts. In five minor league seasons he has showed solid hitting skills and good speed. He was selected by
the Orioles out of Ohio State University in the seventh round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft.
International League all-star Mark Worrell saved 12 of 15 opportunities for Triple-A Norfolk, striking out 30 and
walking 10 in 36 2/3 innings. His low arm slot and funky pitching motion gave Triple-A righthanded batters fits—
they went 21-for-91 (.231) with three extra-base hits. He's posted a 2.95 ERA in 35 relief appearances at
Norfolk, earning the promotion. Worrell, 28, hasn't appeared in the major leagues since 2008 as a member of the
Cardinals. He missed the entire 2009 season following Tommy John surgery, but returned to compile a 5.84
ERA and 34/14 K/BB ratio over 37 innings between Triple-A Portland (Padres) and Triple-A Tacoma (Mariners)
last season.
Boston Red Sox
Signed: LHP Royce Ring, SS Bryan Johns (NDFA—Vanderbilt)
Draft pick signed: OF Williams Jerez (2)
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Randy Williams
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Tommy Hottovy (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Drew Sutton
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Miguel Gonzalez, RHP Chris Huseby, RHP Corey Vogt, LHP Royce Ring, LHP
Manuel Rivera, 1B Reynaldo Rodriguez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Lockwood, RHP Clevelan Santeliz, RHP Kyle Stroup, 2B Tony Thomas, SS
Ryan Dent
Chicago Cubs
Signed: RHP Dave Bush
Draft pick signed: OF Darien Martin (13)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Carpenter
Option transferred: RHP Kyle Smit (Double-A to High-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Pierre LePage, SS Jake Opitz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Rafael Dolis
Chicago White Sox
Signed: LHP Doug Davis
Draft picks signed: RHP Jeff Soptic (3), LHP Brandon Parrent (30)
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Hector Santiago
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyson Corley, RHP John Doyle, RHP Reid Kelly, OF Christian Marrero, OF Michael
Restovich, OF Ken Williams Jr.
Reinstated from DL: RHP Joe Bisenius, 2B Ross Wilson, 3B Jon Gilmore, 3B Dallas McPherson, OF Justin
Greene
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: 3B Jorge Jimenez (Brockton (Can-Am)), OF Matt Lentz
Draft pick signed: 2B Ryan Wright (5)
Released: LHP Ezequiel Infante
Recalled: LHP Jeremy Horst
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Lehr, RHP Kyle Lotzkar
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jordan Smith, RHP Juan Carlos Sulbaran
Matt Lentz played safety for the University of Kentucky football team but had to give up the sport after suffering a
string of concussions. The Reds signed him out of a tryout camp. He starred as a center fielder for Greenville
(S.C.) High.
Cleveland Indians
Draft pick signed: LHP Abel Guerrero (36)
Recalled: RHP Jeanmar Gomez, LHP David Huff, OF Ezequiel Carrera
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jeanmar Gomez, 1B Shelley Duncan
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Owen Dew, RHP Francisco Valera, LHP Scott Barnes, C Luke Carlin, 2B Logan
Thompson, 3B Anthony Mansolino
Reinstated from DL: 1B Nick Johnson, 3B Kyle Bellows
Colorado Rockies
Recalled: OF Dexter Fowler
Added to 40-man roster: C Eliezer Alfonzo
Optioned to Triple-A: C Matt Pagnozzi, OF Cole Garner
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Jordan Ribera, OF Mike Mitchell
Reinstated from DL: 2B Chris Nelson, SS Ryan Rohlinger
Detroit Tigers
Draft pick signed: OF Tyler Collins (6)
Released: LHP Logan Hoch
Recalled: LHP Duane Below, LHP Charlie Furbush
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Brad Thomas (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ryan Perry, LHP Adam Wilk, SS Danny Worth, OF Casper Wells
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Patrick Cooper, RHP Robbie Weinhardt, 2B Brandon Douglas, OF Emmanuel Rijo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nick Avila, LHP Kenny Faulk, OF Deik Scram
Below, 25, was 9-4, 3.13 ERA in 18 starts at Triple A-Toledo, with 83 K, 37 BB and 99 H in 115 IP (1.18 WHIP).
The lefty was selected in 19th round of the 2006 Draft.
Florida Marlins
Signed: RHP Walker Moore (NDFA—Cal State Fullerton)
Draft pick signed: RHP Mason Hope (5)
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Chris Hatcher
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Peter Andrelczyk, RHP Frank Mata, RHP Tyler Topp, SS Yefri Perez, SS Dallas
Poulk, OF Brent Keys
Reinstated from DL: OF Sergio Pedroza
Houston Astros
Signed: RHP Andrew Walter (NDFA—Yavapai (Ariz.) JC)
Draft picks signed: RHP Dustin Kellogg (34), OF Wallace Gonzalez (29)
Released: RHP Wilton Infante
Traded: 2B Jeff Keppinger to Giants for RHP Henry Sosa and RHP Jason Stoffel
Recalled: LHP Wesley Wright
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Jose Altuve
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brad James, OF Austin Wates
Transferred to 60-day DL: SS James Howick
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bobby Doran, RHP Jeff Fulchino, RHP Brian Streilein, LHP Wes Musick, 2B Jose
Vallejo, 3B Erik Castro
The trade of Jeff Keppinger opened the door for the Astros to call up 21-year-old Jose Altuve, who went 1-for-5
in his big league debut. Altuve's .389 average leads the minors, and with 391 plate appearances on the year, he
would qualify the overall batting title, which in his case would require 378 PAs. He hit an improbable .408 for high
Class A Lancaster and, more impressively, batted .361/.388/.569 with five homers in 35 games for Double-A
Corpus Christi. He was signed out of Venezuela on Sept. 27, 2006.
Kansas City Royals
Recalled: LHP Danny Duffy
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Everett Teaford
Option transferred: RHP Jeremy Jeffress (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Henry Barrera, RHP Eduardo Paulino, OF Alex Llanos
Reinstated from DL: RHP Willian Avinazar, RHP Kevin Pucetas
Los Angeles Angels
Released: RHP Chance Mistric
Recalled: RHP Tyler Chatwood, 2B Alexi Amarista
Optioned to Triple-A: C Hank Conger, 3B Freddy Sandoval
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kevin Jepsen, LHP Harold Williams
Placed on 60-day DL: 2B Jesse Ware
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jason Bulger, RHP Chance Mistric, RHP Anthony Ortega, SS Dwayne Bailey, OF
Travis Witherspoon
Los Angeles Dodgers
Draft pick signed: RHP Craig Stem (15)
Released: RHP Justin Orenduff, RHP Merkin Valdez, LHP Wilkin de la Rosa, C J.D. Closser
Optioned to Triple-A: C A.J. Ellis
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Cole St. Clair
Milwaukee Brewers
Released: LHP Chase Wright
Recalled: RHP Tim Dillard
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Zach Braddock
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dan Britt, RHP Justin James, RHP Eric Marzec, RHP Zach Segovia, C Patrick Arlis
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach Segovia, LHP Chase Wright, C Patrick Arlis, C Cameron Garfield, C Shawn
Zarraga
Minnesota Twins
Released: 2B Steve Singleton
Recalled: LHP Chuck James, SS Trevor Plouffe
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Scott Diamond
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Matt Tolbert
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Corey Kimes, 3B Andy Leer, OF Jhonathan Goncalves
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nathan Fawbush, RHP Alex Wimmers, LHP Matt Tone, C Stephen Holm, OF Romy
Jimenez
The 25-year-old Singleton has a .282/.329/.418 line in six seasons with Minnesota's farm teams. He was
selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 11th round of the 2006. He has played at AA & AAA with the Twins this
season.
New York Mets
Signed: LHP Gustavo Chacin, SS Niuman Romero, OF Fernando Perez
Draft pick signed: LHP Alex Panteliodis (9)
Recalled: RHP Ryota Igarashi
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeurys Familia, LHP Roy Merritt, SS Jose Coronado, SS Chad Zurcher, OF
Fernando Martinez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ricky Brooks, RHP Jose de la Torre, RHP Mike Hebert, 2B Reese Havens
New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Dan Mahoney, RHP Kanekoa Texeira (re-signed), LHP J.C. Romero
Released: RHP Alan Horne
Recalled: LHP Steve Garrison, 3B Brandon Laird, OF Chris Dickerson, OF Greg Golson
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Greg Golson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zach Arneson, RHP Shane Greene, RHP Kanekoa Texeira, LHP Nik Turley, C Ryan
Baker, C P.J. Pilittere, 3B Bradley Suttle, 3B Terry Tiffee, SS Walter Ibarra, OF Deangelo Mack
Transferred to 60-day DL: LHP Gavin Brooks
Reinstated from DL: RHP Sean Black, RHP Graham Stoneburner, RHP Kevin Whelan, C Ryan Baker, C Jesus
Montero, 2B Kevin Russo, 3B Mike Lamb, OF Ben Gamel, OF Cody Grice
Horne, 28, allowed 13 runs in 6 1/3 innings at Double-A Trenton this year. He was originally drafted in the first
round by the Cleveland Indians with the 27th overall pick in the 2001 First-Year Player Draft but did not sign.
Then was selected by the Yankees in the 11th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of
Florida.
Oakland Athletics
Released: RHP Joe Bateman
Recalled: RHP Guillermo Moscoso, LHP Jerry Blevins, 2B Eric Sogard
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jerry Blevins, 1B Chris Carter, 3B Adam Rosales
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jonathan Ortiz, C Juan Nunez, C Anthony Recker, 1B Daric Barton, OF Jose Rivero
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Kevin Rodriguez, SS Wilfrido Sosa
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ethan Hollingsworth, LHP Carlos Hernandez, C John Nester, OF Tyreace House
Philadelphia Phillies
Released: RHP Jason Grilli, 1B Pat Murray, SS Niuman Romero
Recalled: RHP Vance Worley
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Pete Orr
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Jeff Larish, OF D'Arby Myers
Reinstated from DL: 1B Mike Marshall
Grilli is expected to join the Pirates once he passes a physical. The 34-year-old right-hander had a 1.93 ERA
and 43/12 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings with Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season. He owns a 4.74 ERA over 238
major league appearances. He had an out clause in his contract that enabled him to ask for release if another
team expressed interest to sign him to a major league contract. It was the case of Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: SS Yunesky Sanchez (Southern Maryland (Atlantic))
Draft pick signed: 1B Alex Dickerson (3)
Released: OF Jose Hernandez
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Daniel Moskos
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mike Crotta, LHP Porfirio Lopez, LHP Chris Richardson, LHP Donald Veal, C Miguel
Perez
Reinstated from DL: LHP Brian Burres, LHP Colton Cain
St. Louis Cardinals
Draft pick signed: OF C.J. McElroy (3)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Hector Corpas, C Travis Tartamella, 1B Jonathan Rodriguez, SS Freddie Bynum, OF
Edgar Lara, OF Nick Longmire
Reinstated from DL: RHP Adam Ottavino, RHP Francisco Samuel, C Nick Derba, SS Luis Mateo, OF Kyle
Conley, OF Shane Robinson
San Diego Padres
Signed: RHP Warren Slack (NDFA—UNC Greensboro), RHP John Van Benschoten (York (Atlantic))
Draft pick signed: C Rob Kral (10)
Recalled: 2B Logan Forsythe, SS Everth Cabrera
Optioned to Triple-A: C Luis Martinez, SS Everth Cabrera
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jorge Reyes, 3B Vince Belnome, OF Aaron Cunningham, OF Cedric Hunter, OF
Bobby Kielty
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Buschmann, C Tommy Medica, OF Eric Patterson
San Francisco Giants
Traded: RHP Henry Sosa and RHP Jason Stoffel to Astros for 2B Jeff Keppinger
Recalled: 1B Brandon Belt
Added to 40-man roster: C Hector Sanchez
Optioned to Triple-A: C Hector Sanchez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Sean Daigle, RHP Jose Valdez, C Tyler LaTorre, C Dashenko Ricardo, OF Jesus
Galindo, OF Thomas Neal
Reinstated from DL: RHP Shane Loux, LHP Steve Snodgrass, 1B Luke Anders, OF Chuckie Jones
Sanchez, 21, hit .302/.337/.465 with eight homers over 258 at-bats between High- and Triple-A this season. He
was signed out of Venezuela prior to the 2007 season.
Seattle Mariners
Signed: C Jesus Sucre
Released: RHP Charlie Haeger
Recalled: OF Mike Carp
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Carlos Peguero
Option transferred: LHP Mauricio Robles (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brandon Maurer, LHP Edlando Seco, OF Brandon Haveman
Reinstated from DL: LHP John Hesketh, C Hassiel Jimenez
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: RHP Joe Bateman
Released: LHP R.J. Swindle
Recalled: RHP Alex Cobb, RHP Dane de la Rosa, LHP Jake McGee, LHP Alex Torres, C Robinson Chirinos, C
Jose Lobaton
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Alex Torres
Option transferred: C Nevin Ashley (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dirk Hayhurst
Reinstated from DL: RHP Paul Phillips, 3B Julio Cedeno, OF Desmond Jennings
Texas Rangers
Traded: LHP Zach Phillips to Orioles for SS Nick Green and cash considerations
Designated for assignment: LHP Zach Phillips
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Darren O'Day
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP John Kukuruda, RHP Neil Ramirez, LHP Yoon-Hee Nam
Reinstated from DL: RHP Justin Grimm, RHP Derek Hankins, LHP Yoon-Hee Nam
The Rangers grew tired of waiting for Zach Phillips to find the strike zone in Triple-A, where his walk rate as a
reliever settled at 5.2 in ’10 and 4.2 this season. The 24-year-old lefty also got hit hard by lefties this season:
.304/.378/.456 (24-for-79). Texas designated him for assignment and found a trade partner in Baltimore, though
all they got in return was 32-year-old utility type Nick Green, who batted .208/.276/.357 in 87 games for Triple-A
Norfolk.
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Harold Mozingo, 2B Jayson Nix (outrighted)
Draft pick signed: SS Peter Mooney (21)
Released: RHP Ryan Shopshire
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jesse Litsch, LHP Luis Perez
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Frank Gailey, OF Brad Glenn, OF Jason Lane
Reinstated from DL: LHP Evan Crawford, C Ryan Budde, 2B Brett Lawrie
Washington Nationals
Signed: RHP Scott Williams (NDFA—Wisconsin-Stevens Point)
Draft pick signed: OF Billy Burns (32)
Released: LHP J.C. Romero
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Brian Bixler
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ben Graham, RHP Taylor Jordan, 2B Jonathan Tucker, OF Justin Bloxom, OF Jeff
Frazier
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Anthony Marcelino
June 28-July 12
Numbers in parentheses indicate draft round.
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: RHP D.J. Johnson (Traverse City (Frontier))
Released: RHP Rafael Rodriguez
Traded: RHP Matt Torra to Rays for cash considerations
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Yhency Brazoban, LHP Alberto Castillo, 3B Sean Burroughs
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Ellis, 2B Mike Freeman
Reinstated from DL: RHP Armando Galarraga, RHP Daniel Stange, C Robby Hammock, OF David Winfree
Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP Robert Roth (McAllen (North American)), C Victor Gomez (NDFA—Marshall), OF Sean Henry
(Road Warriors (Atlantic))
Draft picks signed: RHP Mark Lamm (6), SS Seth Moranda (11)
Released: RHP Thomas Berryhill, RHP Eddie Morlan, LHP Stephen Foster
Recalled: RHP Cory Gearrin, SS Brandon Hicks
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jairo Asencio, RHP Cristhian Martinez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kenshin Kawakami, RHP Kyle Mertins, LHP Ben Swaggerty, 1B Jakob Dalfonso, 3B
Donell Linares, OF Adam Milligan, OF Antoan Richardson, OF Hilton Richardson
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Reidy Escobar, C Ramon de los Santos
Reinstated from DL: RHP Luis De Luna, RHP Daniel Lopez, RHP Henry Mendez, RHP Ryan Weber, C
Braeden Schlehuber, 2B Alejandro Sanchez, OF Adam Milligan, OF Antoan Richardson, OF Will Skinner
Baltimore Orioles
Draft picks signed: RHP Mark Blackmar (16), RHP Jose Rivera (21), RHP Kyle Simon (4), RHP Tyler Wilson
(10), LHP Eric Wooten (15), OF Jalen Simmons (24)
Released: RHP James Brandhorst, RHP Sam Taveras, RHP Corey Thomas, LHP Brandon Holloway, LHP
Chris Lamb, C Michel Hernandez, 1B Gino Moranci, OF Cody Young
Recalled: LHP Pedro Viola
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Mitch Atkins, LHP Mark Hendrickson
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Clay Rapada (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Brian Matusz
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Zach Britton
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Diaz, RHP Ryan Palsha, LHP Matt Drummond, LHP Aaron Wirsch
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eddie Gamboa, RHP Ryan O'Shea, 3B Tyler Kolodny
Boston Red Sox
Signed: 3B Alex Valdez
Released: LHP Mike Hacker
Recalled: RHP Scott Atchison, SS Yamaico Navarro
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Kyle Weiland
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Scott Atchison (twice)
Option transferred: RHP Stolmy Pimentel (Double-A to High-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joe Holtmeyer, RHP Tyler Lockwood, RHP Scott Swinson, LHP Mitch Herold, 2B
Nate Spears, 2B Tony Thomas, SS Jose Garcia, SS Jose Iglesias, OF Pete Hissey, OF Lucas LeBlanc
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandon Duckworth, RHP Michael Lee, RHP Scott Swinson, RHP Brandon
Workman, LHP Mike Hacker, C Mark Wagner, 2B Nate Spears, 2B Tony Thomas, 3B Will Middlebrooks
Weiland, a third round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Notre Dame, was 8-6, 3.00
ERA in 17 starts at Triple-A Pawtuckett, with 99 K, 37 walks and only 69 hits in 93 IP (1.14 WHIP).
Chicago Cubs
Signed: C Taylor Davis (NDFA—Morehead State)
Draft picks signed: RHP Ethan Elias (22), LHP Andrew McKirahan (21), C Neftali Rosario (6), OF Zeke
DeVoss (3)
Released: C Max Kwan, 2B Vismeldy Bieneme, 2B Augie Ojeda, OF Fernando Perez, OF Jose Valdez
Recalled: RHP Chris Carpenter, RHP Casey Coleman, RHP Marcos Mateo
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ramon Ortiz
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Carpenter, RHP Casey Coleman, 2B D.J. LeMahieu, OF Lou Montanez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Esmailin Caridad, RHP Rafael Dolis, RHP A.J. Morris, LHP Graham Hicks, SS Junior
Lake
Reinstated from DL: RHP Rafael Diplan (twice), RHP Robinson Lopez, 2B Vismeldy Bieneme, OF Jose Valdez
Chicago White Sox
Signed: LHP Brad Furnish (Bridgeport (Atlantic))
Draft picks signed: RHP Erik Johnson (2), RHP Cody Winiarski (36), C Mike Marjama (23), SS Marcus Semien
(6), OF Keenyn Walker (1.5)
Recalled: C Tyler Flowers
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joe Bisenius, RHP Paul Burnside, RHP Kyle Cofield, RHP Justin Collop, RHP Kyle
McMillen, RHP Andre Rienzo, RHP Thomas Royse, RHP Miguel Socolovich, C Adam Ricks, 1B Dallas
McPherson, SS Ethan Wilson, OF Justin Greene, OF Michael Restovich
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle Cofield, RHP Freddy Dolsi, RHP Jhonny Nunez, RHP Stephen Sauer, RHP
Miguel Socolovich, LHP Garrett Johnson, C Adam Ricks, OF Michael Restovich
The White Sox signed Marcus Semien, a former California Golden Bear, and sent him straight to low Class A
Kannapolis, where he got off to a 15-for-49 (.306) start with a homer, three doubles and a triple.
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: RHP Robert Lewis-Walker
Draft picks signed: RHP Vaughn Covington (11), RHP Cole Green (9), OF Gabriel Rosa (2)
Released: RHP Mike Henry, RHP Ryan Smith, LHP Tzu-Kai Chiu
Recalled: RHP Carlos Fisher, SS Zack Cozart
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Dontrelle Willis
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Carlos Fisher, RHP Edinson Volquez, SS Paul Janish
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Juan Carlos Sulbaran, LHP Travis Webb, 3B Juan Francisco, SS Miguel Rojas
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Kevin Arico
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mike Henry, RHP Justin Lehr, RHP Derrik Lutz, RHP Brian Pearl, C Jordan
Wideman, OF Quintin Berry
23-year-old Tzu-Kai Chiu signed with Reds as a non-drafted free agent out of Taiwan in February 2007. The lefty
was 1-2, 6.82 ERA in 34.1IP at Class A Advanced Bakersfield.
Cincinnati pulled the long anticipated Paul Janish-for-Zack Cozart shortstop switcheroo. Down goes Janish, who
batted .227/.259/.271 in the bigs, and up comes Cozart, a 25-year-old who batted .310/.357/.467 for Triple-A
Louisville and made his big league debut just before the all-star break.
The Reds signed Robert Lewis-Walker as an amateur out of South Africa.
Cleveland Indians
Signed: C Michel Hernandez, C Raul Padron (Camden (Atlantic)), C Patric Tolentino (NDFA—Nebraska)
Draft picks signed: RHP Will Roberts (5), RHP Jack Wagoner (33), OF John Barr (39)
Recalled: RHP Josh Judy, RHP Zach McAllister, 2B Luis Valbuena
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Judy, RHP Zach McAllister, 2B Cord Phelps
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Blair, LHP Kelvin de la Cruz, C Juan Apodaca, C Dwight Childs, 1B Nick
Johnson, 3B Kyle Bellows
Reinstated from DL: RHP Trey Haley, C Luke Carlin
The Indians returned Zach McAllister to the International League, where he started the Triple-A all-star game. He
threw two scoreless innings, striking out two of the final three batters he faced to earn the win.
Colorado Rockies
Signed: RHP Blake Johnson, OF Joe Mather
Draft picks signed: RHP Ben Hughes (10), RHP Chris Jensen (6), SS Taylor Featherston (5), SS Trevor Story
(1.5), OF Jaron Shepherd (33), OF Carl Thomore (2)
Released: RHP Clint Tilford, 3B Josh Fields
Recalled: RHP Edgmer Escalona, RHP Greg Reynolds, 3B Ian Stewart, OF Cole Garner (twice)
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Eric Stults
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Edgmer Escalona, RHP Clayton Mortensen, RHP Greg Reynolds, 2B Chris
Nelson, 2B Eric Young Jr., OF Cole Garner
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Albert Campos, RHP Erik Stavert, C Bryce Massanari, 1B Mike Zuanich, 2B Brad
Emaus, 2B Chris Nelson, SS Ryan Rohlinger
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Trevor Gibson, LHP Jonathan Vargas
Reinstated from DL: RHP Stephen Dodson, RHP Dustin Molleken, LHP Isaiah Froneberger, C Beau Seabury,
SS Hector Gomez, SS Radames Nazario
The Rockies granted Josh Fields his release so he could sign a 1-yr $616K contract with Yomiuri of Japan's
Central League. The former first round pick had a .365/.429/.674 line at Triple-A, so the Rockies presumably
released him as a formality to enable him to join the Japanese team. Fields, 28, played for the White Sox and
Royals from 2006-10. He clubbed 23 home runs in 2007, posting a .244/.308/.480 line in the process. He never
replicated that success and has bounced from team to team since. The White Sox sent him to Kansas City in
2009 and the Royals non-tendered him last winter. The Pirates picked him up in December and flipped him to
Colorado late in Spring Training.
Detroit Tigers
Signed: 2B Derrick Hudgins (NDFA—Hillsborough (Fla.) CC)
Draft pick signed: C Curtis Casali (10)
Released: 1B Billy Nowlin
Recalled: RHP Lester Oliveros, RHP Brayan Villarreal, LHP Adam Wilk, SS Danny Worth
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brayan Villarreal, LHP Charlie Furbush, LHP Daniel Schlereth
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nick Avila, RHP Kevan Hess, RHP Ramon Lebron, LHP Kenny Faulk, C Omir
Santos, 2B Alexander Nunez, OF Deik Scram
Reinstated from DL: C John Murrian, 1B Clay Jones, 2B Alexander Nunez, 3B Audy Ciriaco, OF Edwin Gomez
Lester Oliveros was signed by the Detroit Tigers as a non-drafted free agent out of Venezuela on Oct. 25, 2005.
He was 3-2-5, 2.79 ERA in 38.2 relief innings between AA & AAA, with 49 K and 17 BB.
Florida Marlins
Signed: RHP Miguel Mejia (Bridgeport (Atlantic)), RHP Zach Simons
Draft picks signed: RHP Dejal Oliver (8), SS Josh Adams (13)
Released: RHP Albaro Estevez, RHP Jeremy Weber, LHP Forrest Moore
Acquired: RHP Cesar Valdez from Pirates for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Chris Hatcher, LHP Brad Hand, OF Bryan Petersen
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 3B Jose Lopez (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jose Ceda
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Brad Hand
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kevin Cravey, RHP Todd Doolittle, RHP Tyler Higgins, RHP Scott Lyman, RHP Matt
Montgomery, RHP Helpi Reyes, RHP Jared Rogers, RHP Sandy Rosario, LHP Victor Garate, SS Pedro
Mendoza, OF Josh Kroeger
Reinstated from DL: RHP Helpi Reyes, RHP Sandy Rosario, LHP Forrest Moore, C Gregg Glime
Mejia was released by Bridgeport for refusing to continue pitching in a game. He was 1-3 with a 7.88 ERA in 13
appearances (four starts) this season. Hitters were batting .343 against him in 32 innings.
Simons, 26, was released by the Tigers last week. He was drafted by the Rockies in the second round of the
2005 draft and has a 4.06 ERA and a 7.1 K/9 rate in seven minor league seasons in the Colorado and Detroit
systems. The Marlins assigned him at A Adv. – Jupiter.
Houston Astros
Released: RHP Mike Perconte, LHP Gustavo Chacin
Acquired: RHP Mickey Storey from Athletics for future considerations
Recalled: RHP David Carpenter, RHP Fernando Rodriguez, C Brian Esposito, OF Brian Bogusevic
Outrighted off 40-man roster: C Brian Esposito (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Lucas Harrell, C Brian Esposito, C J.R. Towles, OF Luis Durango
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Sergio Perez, RHP Brian Streilein, RHP Jose Valdez, C Brian Esposito, 2B Jose
Vallejo
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Francisco Baso
Reinstated from DL: RHP Casey Fien, RHP Brad James, RHP Sergio Perez, LHP Douglas Arguello, SS Jacke
Healey, OF Telvin Nash
Carpenter, 26, who was acquired from the Cardinals last August in the Pedro Feliz trade, has a 1.91 ERA at the
minor league level this season, including a perfect 0.00 ERA and 21/6 K/BB ratio over 19 innings with Triple-A
Oklahoma City. He was a 12th round pick in 2006 Draft.
Harrell and Durango were claimed off waivers from the White Sox and the Padres respectively.
Kansas City Royals
Signed: OF Chris Elder (NDFA—Oral Roberts)
Draft picks signed: C Kenny Swab (21), 3B Adrian Morales (49)
Recalled: LHP Everett Teaford
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Sean O'Sullivan, LHP Danny Duffy, OF Jarrod Dyson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kevin Pucetas, LHP Edgar Osuna, SS Alex McClure, OF Tim Smith
Reinstated from DL: RHP Patrick Keating, LHP Crawford Simmons
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: LHP Eddie Sipple (NDFA—Florida Southern), 1B Peter Copa (NDFA—Massachusetts)
Draft picks signed: LHP Nick Maronde (3), 1B C.J. Cron (1)
Added to 40-man roster: OF Mike Trout
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tyler Chatwood
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jason Bulger, RHP Jose Perez, LHP Robert Fish, 2B Dwayne Bailey, 3B Dillon
Baird, OF Jeremy Moore
Reinstated from DL: RHP Suammy Baez, LHP Robert Fish, OF Eric Oliver
Prior to his callup, a 19-year-old Mike Trout batted .324/.415/.534 in 290 at-bats for Double-A Arkansas,
supplying 28 stolen bases in 36 attempts and a wide array of extra-base hits (nine homers, 12 doubles, 11
triples).
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Justin Miller, RHP Robert Purpura (NDFA—Vanguard (Calif.)), RHP Jason West (NDFA—Stephen
F. Austin State), LHP Eric Eadington (NDFA—Harvard), LHP Matt Laney (NDFA—Coastal Carolina)
Draft picks signed: C Pratt Maynard (3), 1B O'Koyea Dickson (12), 2B Malcolm Holland (33), SS Justin
Boudreaux (14), SS Scott Wingo (11)
Released: RHP Mario Alvarez, RHP Alexis Pacheco, LHP Abner Ruiz, C Joe Lincoln, OF Austin King
Added to 40-man roster: OF Eugenio Velez
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Dee Gordon
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Steven Ames, RHP Luis Vasquez, C Steve Cilladi, C Jessie Mier, C Matt Wallach,
1B John Lindsey, SS Christian Lara
Reinstated from DL: RHP Carlos Frias, C Steve Cilladi, C B.J. LaRosa, C Jessie Mier, 1B John Lindsey, OF
Nick Akins, OF Jay Gibbons
This is Miller's second stint with L.A. after posting a 4.44 ERA in 19 appearances with the club in 2010 before
being designated for assignment. Miller has pitched for the Mariners' and Rangers' Triple-A teams this season,
with a combined 5.31 ERA in 17 appearances.
Milwaukee Brewers
Draft picks signed: RHP Chad Thompson (27), RHP Tommy Toledo (11)
Released: RHP Damon Krestalude, C Gerald Ogrinc, OF Brandon Jones
Recalled: RHP Cody Scarpetta
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tim Dillard, 1B Mat Gamel
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Cody Scarpetta
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mark DiFelice, LHP Chase Wright, C Patrick Arlis, C Shawn Zarraga, 2B Mike
Brownstein, SS Carlos George, OF Reggie Keen
Reinstated from DL: RHP Hiram Burgos, RHP Skyler Crawford, LHP Dan Meadows, C Michael Roberts, 2B
Mike Brownstein, 3B Joey Paciorek, SS Carlos George, OF Reggie Keen
Minnesota Twins
Signed: RHP Sam Gibbons
Released: LHP Andrey Lobanov
Optioned to Triple-A: C Rene Rivera, OF Rene Tosoni
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nathan Fawbush, RHP Carlos Gutierrez, RHP Anthony Slama, LHP Tony Davis,
LHP Mike Tarsi, LHP Matt Tone, C Kyle Knudson, SS Tyler Grimes, SS Adam Pettersen, OF Romy Jimenez, OF
Nate Roberts
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeff Manship, RHP Brad Stillings, LHP Spencer Steedley, SS Estarlin de los Santos,
OF Joe Benson
17-year-old Gibbons was signed out of Australia. He is in his final year at Belmont High School and will head
over to Ft Myers next April to attend extended spring training with the Twins. Sam has represented in U14, U16,
U18 for Victoria. Following his performances in the Victorian U18 team at the AAA National Championships in
January he was selected to go to the prestigious MLBAAP but unfortunately injury has kept him at home. Sam
has also been selected in the Baycats team that is participating in the Grand Forks International Baseball
tournament in British Columbia, Canada this September.
The 21-year-old Lobanov was an international signee out of Europe (Russia) by the Twins on Aug. 6, 2007. He
was 0-7, 6.79 ERA in 53 IP at Single-A Beloit, in his fourth pro season (topped at A Advanced last season).
New York Mets
Signed: RHP Miguel Batista, LHP Shane Bay (NDFA—Sperry (Okla.) HS)
Draft picks signed: RHP Matthew Budgell (10), RHP Robert Gsellman (13), RHP Tyler Pill (4), OF Joe Tuschak
(6)
Recalled: OF Fernando Martinez
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Nick Evans
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Fernando Martinez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ricky Brooks, 1B Sam Honeck, 2B J.B. Brown (twice), 2B Reese Havens, 2B Daniel
Muno
Transferred to 60-day DL: LHP Mitch Houck, OF ZeErika McQueen
Reinstated from DL: LHP Brian Valenzuela, C Tyler Howe, C Dusty Ryan, 2B J.B. Brown, 2B Daniel Muno, 3B
Zach Lutz, 3B Miguel Tejada
New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Francisco Cruceta (Brockton (Can-Am)), RHP Joaquin Hinojosa (NDFA—Texas A&M), RHP
Logan Kensing (Bridgeport (Atlantic)), 1B Jamie Mallard
Draft pick signed: OF Justin James (13)
Released: RHP Brian Gordon, RHP Fernando Hernandez, RHP Carlos Silva, RHP Kanekoa Texeira, RHP
David Triplet, LHP Naoya Okamoto
Recalled: RHP Lance Pendleton
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Buddy Carlyle (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brian Gordon, RHP Ivan Nova, RHP Lance Pendleton, OF Chris Dickerson
Option transferred: RHP Ryan Pope (Triple-A to Double-A), OF Melky Mesa (High-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Sean Black, RHP Jairo Heredia, LHP Kei Igawa, C Jesus Montero, C P.J. Pilittere,
2B Kevin Russo, 3B Mike Lamb, OF Dan Brewer, OF Slade Heathcott
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Conor Mullee
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mike Gipson, RHP Robert Paullus, RHP Ryan Pope, RHP Jose Ramirez, RHP
Carlos Silva, LHP Francisco Rondon, C Ryan Baker, C P.J. Pilittere, 1B Jorge Vazquez, OF Dan Brewer, OF
Slade Heathcott, OF Neil Medchill
The Yankees released Brian Gordon so that he could sign with SK Wyverns of Korea Baseball Organization.
Hernandez had posted a 5.91 ERA in 33 appearances for Double-A Trenton this season and made just one
appearance for Triple-A Scranton before being released. The right-hander, who turns 27 later this month, has
three Major League innings to his name, all with Oakland in 2008.
Logan Kensing settled in at 93-94 mph during an outing for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this weekend,
according to one observer.
Oakland Athletics
Draft picks signed: 2B Austin Booker (33)
Released: RHP Doug Mathis
Traded: RHP Mickey Storey to Astros for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Fautino de los Santos, RHP Trystan Magnuson
Designated for assignment: LHP Bobby Cramer
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Bruce Billings, RHP Graham Godfrey, RHP Trystan Magnuson, RHP Guillermo
Moscoso, LHP Josh Outman
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Mederos, RHP Paul Smyth, LHP Lenny DiNardo, LHP Carlos Hernandez, LHP
Polin Trinidad, OF Tyreace House
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Alexis Juma
Reinstated from DL: RHP Connor Hoehn, RHP John Meloan, RHP Paul Smyth, LHP Jerry Blevins, LHP Bobby
Cramer, LHP Ian Krol, OF Jose Rivero
Righty Doug Mathis is headed for Korea to play with the Samsung Lions. Ryan Garko was released from the
Lions to make room.
Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: RHP Dustin Cameron (Grand Prairie (American Association)), C Nolan Clark (NDFA—Yavapai (Ariz.)
JC)
Released: RHP Tim Redding, RHP Jay Stephens
Recalled: 2B Pete Orr, SS Brian Bocock, OF John Mayberry Jr.
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Drew Carpenter
Outrighted off 40-man roster: SS Brian Bocock (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Scott Mathieson, RHP Vance Worley
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Phillippe Aumont, RHP Leonel Bastidas, RHP Jordan Ellis, RHP Percy Garner, RHP
Mike McGuire, RHP Jesus Pirela, C Bronco Lafrenz, OF Luis Unda
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nate Bump, RHP Chance Chapman, RHP Percy Garner, RHP Josh Zeid, LHP Bryan
Morgado, C Torre Langley, OF D'Arby Myers
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: 1B Billy Nowlin
Draft picks signed: RHP Colten Brewer (4), RHP Jason Creasy (8), C Ryan Hornback (27)
Released: RHP Brandon Holden, RHP Brent Klinger, C Joey Schoenfeld, 1B Billy Nowlin, OF Ping-Hung Chi,
OF Daan Cornelissen
Traded: RHP Cesar Valdez to Marlins for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Chris Leroux, RHP Brad Lincoln, 3B Josh Harrison, SS Pedro Ciriaco
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Aaron Thompson (Double-A), C Dusty Brown (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brad Lincoln, RHP Tim Wood, 3B Pedro Alvarez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Casey Sadler, LHP Brian Burres, LHP Colton Cain, 1B Calvin Anderson, 2B Brian
Friday, 3B Jeremy Farrell
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandon Holden, RHP Brent Klinger, RHP Quinton Miller, RHP Diego Moreno, RHP
Casey Sadler, LHP Rudy Owens, C Wyatt Toregas, OF Jose Hernandez
St. Louis Cardinals
Signed: RHP Blaine Boyer, LHP Ron Mahay, LHP Matt Rein (Lake Erie (Frontier)), LHP Rich Rundles, SS
Garrett Wittels (NDFA—Florida International)
Draft picks signed: RHP Kevin Jacob (31), SS Kenny Peoples (4)
Released: RHP Aaron Terry
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Brandon Dickson, RHP P.J. Walters
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Bryan Augenstein (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brandon Dickson, 1B Mark Hamilton
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Javier Avendano, RHP Adam Ottavino, RHP Jose Rada, RHP Chase Reid, LHP
Kevin Siegrist, C Nick Derba, C Cody Stanley, 1B Steve Hill, 1B Kleininger Teran, SS Freddie Bynum, OF
D'Marcus Ingram
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeff Lyman, C Cody Stanley, C Travis Tartamella, 1B Kleininger Teran, SS Freddie
Bynum
Wittels sprang into national sports news a year ago with a 56-game hitting streak that threatened the NCAA
record. He and two other men were accused in December of sexual assault at Nassau’s Atlantis resort by two
17-year-old girls. The defendants never denied having sex with the young women. Security camera footage
appeared to contradict what the women told Bahamian authorities. That Wittels wasn’t taken in the 50-round
Major League Baseball draft spoke loudly to the fact that teams were still worried about the character questions
and legal uncertainty brought on by the rape case. He has been assigned at Batavia (NY-Penn League/A-Short).
Brandon Dickson (26 yrs) made his MLB debut in his sixth year of pro experience. He was signed as a nondrafted free agent by the Cardinals out of Tusculum College (Tenn.). He was repeating AAA-Memphis.
San Diego Padres
Signed: RHP Atlee Pearson (El Paso (American Association)), LHP Todd Privett (Windy City (Frontier))
Draft picks signed: RHP Cody Hebner (4), RHP Mark Pope (5)
Released: RHP Scott Munter
Recalled: C Luis Martinez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Pat Neshek
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Branham, RHP Matt Buschmann, RHP Matt Jackson, RHP Allen Marona, RHP
Deiber Sanchez, LHP Noah Mull, SS Larry Moore, SS Beamer Weems, OF Eric Patterson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Branham, RHP Samuel Deduno, RHP Deiber Sanchez, LHP Nick Schmidt, C
Luis Martinez, 3B Vince Belnome
Martinez, 26, was batting .313/.357/.405 with zero homers and 18 RBI over 131 plate appearances at the TripleA level this season. He was ranked as the best defensive catcher in the Padres’ system entering the season
according to Baseball America. Martinez was selected in the 12th round in 2007.
San Francisco Giants
Signed: 3B Stephen Yarrow (NDFA—San Francisco)
Draft pick signed: RHP Kyle Crick (1.5)
Released: OF Luis Munoz
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Brandon Belt
Option transferred: SS Ehire Adrianza (Low-A to High-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Banks, RHP Shane Loux, RHP Raymundo Montero, LHP Steven Snodgrass,
LHP Clayton Tanner, 1B Luke Anders
Reinstated from DL: RHP Steve Edlefsen, RHP Austin Fleet, C Tyler LaTorre, OF Brett Krill, OF Steven Liles
Seattle Mariners
Signed: C Travis Higgs (NDFA—San Francisco), 3B Steve Cochrane (NDFA—Georgia Southern)
Draft picks signed: RHP John Taylor (22), LHP Nick Valenza (18), 3B Steve Proscia (7), OF James Zamarripa
(6)
Released: RHP Denny Bautista, LHP Royce Ring
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Blake Beavan, C Josh Bard, C Jose Yepez, 2B Kyle Seager
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Chaz Roe (Triple-A), LHP Edward Paredes (Double-A), C Jose Yepez
(Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Mike Carp
Option transferred: LHP Mauricio Robles (High-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tim Boyce, RHP Willy Kesler, RHP Max Krakowiak, C Steve Baron, C Andrew
Giobbi, C Angel Salome, 1B Dennis Raben, SS Nick Franklin, SS Jake Schlander, OF Nate Tenbrink
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Brandol Perez
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Yovanny Olivero
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tim Boyce, RHP Steven Hensley, RHP Brandon Maurer, RHP Stephen Penney,
RHP Ben Versnik, LHP Ryan Kiel, C Angel Salome, 3B Ramon Morla, SS Jake Schlander, OF Kuo Hui Lo
A seventh-round pick from Virginia, Steve Proscia signed for $160,000 and earned a tentative assignment to
high Class A High Desert, where he has yet to debut.
Righty Denny Bautista has signed with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization. Bautista, 30, had
a 4.21 ERA with 12.1 K/9 and 5.4 BB/9 in 36 1/3 innings for the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate this season.
Seager, 23, the #9 Mariners prospect, has registered a promising .336/.401/.495 batting line, 6 HR and 9 stolen
bases in 78 games this season between Double-A and Triple-A. He was a third round pick in 2009 out of North
Carolina.
Raben was the Mariners' 2nd round selection (66 overall) in the 2008 June draft out of Univ. of Miami. Last
season, he hit 20 HR between A & A Adv. levels; the left-handed landed into DL while hitting an impressive
.330/.387/.599, with 23 DB, 3 TB, 18 HR, 75 RBI in 76 games for High Desert (California League/A Adv.).
Tampa Bay Rays
Draft picks signed: RHP Jacob Faria (10), RHP Isaac Gil (31)
Released: RHP Chris Bootcheck
Acquired: RHP Matt Torra from Diamondbacks for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Brandon Gomes, OF Brandon Guyer
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Andy Sonnanstine, OF Brandon Guyer
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Paul Phillips, RHP Wilking Rodriguez, RHP Trevor Shull, OF Desmond Jennings, OF
Brett Nommensen
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jay Buente, RHP Wilking Rodriguez, RHP Kirby Yates, OF Brett Nommensen
Bootcheck opted out of his minor league contract with Tampa Bay to sign a 1-yr $250K deal with the Lotte
Giants of the Korean Baseball Organization. He was 3-2, 3.57 in 58 IP at Durham.
Torra, a first-round pick of Arizona in 2005, has a career ERA of 4.52 in 800 innings in the minors. He was
assigned to Triple-A Durham.
Texas Rangers
Draft pick signed: OF Desmond Henry (4)
Released: RHP Manny Delcarmen, RHP Anthony Haase, RHP Seth McClung, 3B Brian Barden
Added to 40-man roster: SS Omar Quintanilla
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Michael Kirkman, C Taylor Teagarden
Option transferred: OF Leonys Martin (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Grimm, RHP Derek Hankins, RHP Neil Ramirez, LHP Kasey Kiker, 1B Chris
McGuiness, OF Julio Borbon, OF Doug Deeds, OF Jhonny Gomez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Derek Hankins, RHP Neil Ramirez, RHP Ken Wiser, LHP Kasey Kiker, LHP YoonHee Nam, OF Jhonny Gomez, OF Leonys Martin, OF Teodoro Martinez
Delcarmen, 29, posted a 5.59 ERA, 7.7 K/9, 3.5 BB/9, and 0.9 HR/9 with 52 hits allowed in 38 2/3 innings for the
Rangers' and Mariners' Triple-A affiliates this year. The Rockies non-tendered Delcarmen in December, and he
signed a minor league deal with the Mariners despite a Major League offer from an NL team. He opted out of his
contract with Seattle on June 1st and signed with Texas.
McClung, 30, posted a 5.19 ERA, 5.7 K/9, 3.9 BB/9, and 0.7 HR/9 with 93 hits allowed in 78 Triple-A innigs this
year, including 11 starts. He'd signed a minor league deal in December.
Brian Barden has opted out of his contract to sign a 1-yr $253K deal with Japan’s Hiroshima Carp. Barden,
whose most extensive time in the Majors came with the Cardinals in 2009, was hitting .357/.403/.556 with TripleA Round Rock before opting out, although those robust numbers were posted in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast
League.
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Thomas Berryhill
Draft picks signed: RHP Shane Farrell (46), SS Justin Atkinson (26)
Recalled: LHP Brett Cecil, SS Mike McCoy, OF Travis Snider
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 2B Jayson Nix (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ben White, LHP John Anderson, LHP Evan Crawford, LHP Sean Nolin, C Ryan
Budde, 1B Kevin Patterson, 3B Kellen Sweeney, OF Markus Brisker
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Shane Farrell
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andrew Liebel, RHP Deck McGuire, LHP John Anderson, LHP Sean Henn, LHP
Sean Nolin, SS Jonathan Diaz, SS Ryan Goins, OF Darin Mastroianni, OF Travis Snider
Washington Nationals
Signed: LHP J.C. Romero
Draft picks signed: RHP Dixon Anderson (9), RHP Taylor Hill (6), RHP Greg Holt (8)
Recalled: LHP Ross Detwiler, C Jesus Flores
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Collin Balester
Option transferred: OF Bryce Harper (Low-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Trevor Holder, RHP Brad Meyers, LHP Lee Hyde, LHP Blake Monar, 2B Khayyan
Norfork, 3B Justino Cuevas, 3B Tim Pahuta, OF Brett Newsome
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Swynenberg, LHP Lee Hyde, LHP Oliver Perez, C Carlos Maldonado, 3B Tim
Pahuta, SS Jose Lozada, OF Chris Curran
The Nationals opted to have uber-prospect Bryce Harper bypass high Class A Potomac on his march to
Washington. He earned the bump to Double-A by batting .320/.422/.544 with 14 homers and 48 RBIs in 76
games for low Class A Hagerstown.
June 21-27
Numbers in parentheses indicate 2011 draft round.
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: RHP Jason Postill (NDFA—West Florida), RHP Drew Zizinia (NDFA—Tulane)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Bryan Shaw, RHP Esmerling Vasquez
Reinstated from DL: 1B Andy Tracy
Atlanta Braves
Draft pick signed: RHP Adam Holland (16)
Released: SS Kyle Davis
Elected free agency: OF Joe Mather
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Joe Mather (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Mike Minor, LHP Dustin Richardson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Evan Danieli, RHP Reidy Escobar, RHP Daniel Lopez, LHP Ronan Pacheco, C
Ramon de los Santos, OF Todd Cunningham, OF Will Skinner
Reinstated from DL: 1B Chris Garcia, 2B Matt Weaver
The Braves claimed Dustin Richardson on waivers from the Marlins, who in turn had acquired Richardson from
the Red Sox last November for Andrew Miller. Florida cut Richardson to make room for Dewayne Wise on the
40-man, so apparently they weren't too keen on his work against lefthanded batters for Triple-A New Orleans.
They went 15-for-44 (.341) with 10 walks and a homer.
Baltimore Orioles
Signed: RHP Jeremy Accardo (outrighted), 1B Doug Bream (NDFA—Liberty), SS Tommy Winegardner
(NDFA—Cumberland (Tenn.))
Draft picks signed: RHP Devin Jones (9), RHP Mike Wright (3), LHP Dustin Ward (19)
Released: RHP Aaron Swenson
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Jeremy Accardo (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Tyler Kolodny, 3B Billy Rowell, OF Kieron Pope
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandon Cooney, RHP Josh Dowdy, LHP Mark Hendrickson, 1B Tyler Townsend
Boston Red Sox
Draft pick signed: LHP Zach Good (20)
Released: RHP Santo Luis
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Michael Bowden, LHP Tommy Hottovy
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Junichi Tazawa
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brandon Duckworth, RHP Clevelan Santeliz, RHP Kyle Stroup, RHP Brandon
Workman
Reinstated from DL: RHP Anatanaer Batista, C Carson Blair
Dominican hurler Luis (27) was signed by the Astros as a non-drafted free agent on Sept. 11, 2002. In five
seasons with Houston, the righty topped at Single-A Lexington in 2007 where he posted a 2-3-9, 4.66 ERA, with
many SO (99 in 75.1 IP) but a lot of walks (35) and HR (12). Then was selected by the White Sox in the Minor
League phase of the 2007 Rule 5 Draft (topped at AA whit Chicago). Boston claimed him off waivers in April
2010. Luis was 1-1, 5.72 ERA in 28.1 relief innings at AA-Portland. Last year, he peaked at AAA-Pawtucket for
13 games (0-1, 7.36).
The Red Sox activated Junichi Tazawa from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Double-A Portland.
Tazawa, 25, began the 2011 season on the 60-day disabled list while recovering from Tommy John surgery on
his right elbow on April 6, 2010. He missed the entire 2010 campaign. Tazawa, who was signed as an
international free agent on December 3, 2008, made his Major League debut with Boston in 2009, his first
professional season. In six appearances, including four starts, with the Red Sox that year, he went 2-3 with a
7.46 ERA (in 25.1 IP). He went 9-7 with a 2.55 ERA in 20 starts (109.1 IP) between Portland and Triple-A
Pawtucket in 2009. He is in the last year of a 3 yr/$3.3M MLB contract and accrued almost 2 yrs of service time
at the time of his optional assignment, so he’ll be under Boston’s control for 4 more seasons and could be
renewed at $920K in 2012 (80% cut rule).
Chicago Cubs
Signed: RHP Dan Berlind (Worcester (Can-Am))
Draft picks signed: RHP Arturo Maltos-Garcia (30), OF Taiwan Easterling (27)
Released: 2B Bobby Scales, OF D.J. Fitzgerald
Option transferred: RHP Esmailin Caridad (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Rafael Diplan, RHP Tarlandas Mitchell, RHP Amaury Paulino, RHP Jhon
Rodriguez, RHP Jose Tineo, LHP Zach Rosscup, LHP Luis Villalba, 2B Vismeldy Bieneme, 3B Marquez
Smith, OF Jesus Morelli, OF Jose Valdez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Justin Berg, RHP Trey McNutt, C Mario Mercedes
Bobby Scales was given his unconditional release by the Cubs from his Triple-A contract in order for the veteran
infielder to sign with the Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan's Pacific League (1-yr $222K). The Cubs will receive
cash considerations from the Ham Fighters, who also signed former Cubs outfielder/first baseman Micah
Hoffpauir before this season. Scales, 33, had call-ups with the Cubs in 2009 and 2010. He is a .284 career hitter
in 13 minor league seasons. He had a .304/.424/.535 line in 283 plate appearances at Triple-A Iowa this year. In
parts of four seasons with Triple-A Iowa, totaling 1,562 plate appearances, Scales batted .292/.397/.465.
Chicago White Sox
Draft pick signed: LHP Matt Lane (9)
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Hector Santiago
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Lucas Harrell
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Buch, RHP Freddy Dolsi, 2B Ross Wilson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jacob Petricka
A 30th round pick in 2006 out of Okaloosa-Walton (Fla.) Community College, Santiago (23) moved from bullpen
to a starter role this year, in his third consecutive stint with Winston Salem (Carolina/A Adv.). After a 2-3, 3.68
record to start the season, he was promoted to AA-Birmingham where he has posted a 4-2, 4.58 record in 6
starts.
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: OF Spencer Dickinson (NDFA—South Alabama)
Draft picks signed: RHP Nick Fleece (13), RHP Leo Kemp (14), 3B Joe Terry (30)
Released: RHP Lance Janke
Traded: RHP Steven Jackson to Pirates for future considerations
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Chad Reineke (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Carlos Fisher, LHP Jeremy Horst, LHP Travis Wood
Option transferred: C Yasmani Grandal (High-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Lehr, OF Quintin Berry, OF Cody Puckett
Reinstated from DL: LHP Luca Panerati, 1B Chris Richburg, SS Miguel Rojas
Cleveland Indians
Signed: RHP Matt Curtis (NDFA—Central Missouri), RHP Will Krasne (NDFA—Stanford), OF Ben Copeland
(Lancaster (Atlantic))
Draft picks signed: RHP Jeff Johnson (10), SS Evan Frazar (27)
Released: RHP Jensen Lewis
Recalled: OF Travis Buck
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Lonnie Chisenhall
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Travis Buck
Option transferred: SS Jason Donald (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Luke Carlin
Reinstated from DL: 3B Lonnie Chisenhall
Indians purchased the contract of 3B Lonnie Chisenhall from Triple-A Columbus. The 22-year-old, the top
Indians prospect, was batting .265/.352/.427 with 7 HR and 44 RBI over his first 290 plate appearances at the
Triple-A level this season. He figures to take over at the starting third baseman right away in Cleveland,
replacing the DFA Adam Everett.
Colorado Rockies
Draft picks signed: RHP Patrick Johnson (25), OF Jaron Shepherd (33)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Dallas Tarleton
Detroit Tigers
Released: RHP Zach Simons, 2B C.J. Retherford, OF Adam Calderone
Recalled: RHP Ryan Perry
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Adam Wilk, SS Danny Worth
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Little, LHP Casey Crosby, C Patrick Leyland
Florida Marlins
Released: OF Oscar Salazar
Option transferred: LHP Brad Hand (High-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Gregg Glime
Reinstated from DL: LHP Mariano Gomez, LHP Wade Korpi, OF Jorge Padilla
Houston Astros
Signed: RHP Mike Perconte
Draft picks signed: RHP Steven Martin (37), C Kevin Gonzalez (36), 1B Jesse Wierzbicki (24)
Released: RHP Matt Nevarez
Added to 40-man roster: C Brian Esposito
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Fernando Rodriguez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeff Fulchino, RHP Chia-Jen Lo, LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith, 3B Erik Castro, SS
Jacke Healey, OF Ydarqui Marte
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chia-Jen Lo
Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP Cory Hall (NDFA—Santa Clara), 2B Derek Hamblen (NDFA—Belmont), OF Steven Brooks
(NDFA—Wake Forest), OF Justin Fradejas (NDFA—Auburn)
Released: RHP Blake Johnson
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Everett Teaford
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Willian Avinazar, RHP Carlos Fortuna, RHP Sugar Ray Marimon
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Danny Hernandez, LHP Scott Alexander, C Dale Cornstubble, OF Misael Bueno
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Carlos Fortuna
Reinstated from DL: C Manny Pina
Los Angeles Angels
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Travis Witherspoon
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Roy Corcoran
Draft picks signed: RHP Freddie Cabrera (26), C J.J. Ethel (49)
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Francisco Felix (to Saltillo)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Jay Gibbons
Reinstated from DL: RHP Derek Cone, RHP Francisco Felix, 3B Russ Mitchell
The Dodgers signed veteran sinkerball reliever Roy Corcoran, now 31, out of a tryout. He last pitched in the
majors with the ’09 Mariners Corcoran last piched in the Majors in 2009 and has a career 4.17 ERA in 82
appearances with the Expos, Nationals and Mariners between 2003 and 2009. Corcoran pitched for the Astros'
Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock last season.. He was assigned at AA-Chattanooga.
Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: LHP Will West (NDFA—Tallahassee (Fla.) CC)
Draft picks signed: C Dustin Houle (8), 1B Nick Ramirez (4)
Recalled: LHP Zach Braddock, 1B Mat Gamel
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Justin James (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mark DiFelice
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Hiram Burgos, RHP Jameson Dunn, LHP Dan Meadows
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dan Britt, RHP Justin James, RHP Damon Krestalude, RHP Matt Miller, C Patrick
Arlis
Minnesota Twins
Draft picks signed: RHP Matt Summers (4), 2B Julio Torres (45), OF Dereck Rodriguez (6)
Released: RHP Santos Arias, LHP Ryan Mullins
Recalled: OF Rene Tosoni
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jim Hoey, OF Rene Tosoni
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Shooter Hunt, C Steve Holm
Transferred to 60-day DL: OF Kelvin Mention
Reinstated from DL: OF Oswaldo Arcia, OF Brandon Roberts
New York Mets
Draft picks signed: LHP Jack Leathersich (5), C Xorge Carrillo (14), 1B Tant Shepherd (24)
Option transferred: RHP Josh Stinson (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Zach Lutz
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Jacob deGrom, RHP Adam O'Neill, RHP Ramiro Peralta, LHP Jhonathan Torres
Transferred to 60-day DL: 3B Josh Dunn
New York Yankees
Signed: LHP Aaron Dott (Joliet (Frontier)), 3B Mike Lamb (Camden (Atlantic)), 3B Terry Tiffee (Lancaster
(Atlantic))
Released: RHP Warner Madrigal, OF Nathan Aron, OF Jason Place
Recalled: RHP Buddy Carlyle
Option transferred: OF Melky Mesa (Double-A to High-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kenedy Agramonte, RHP David Phelps, RHP Carlos Silva, LHP Wilkins Arias, C
Ryan Baker, OF Ben Gamel, OF Cody Grice
Reinstated from DL: RHP Alan Horne, RHP Warner Madrigal, LHP Steve Garrison, C Austin Romine, 1B Kyle
Roller, OF Melky Mesa, OF Eduardo Sosa
Terry Tiffee was leading the Atlantic League in HR (10) and RBI (41).
Oakland Athletics
Signed: C Danny Welch (NDFA—Dayton)
Draft pick signed: OF Dusty Robinson (10)
Recalled: 1B Chris Carter
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Daric Barton
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Thomson, LHP Jerry Blevins, LHP Anthony Capra, LHP Ben Hornbeck, C John
Nester
Reinstated from DL: RHP James Simmons
Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: LHP Tommy Palica (Lincoln (American Association)), C Kevin Quaranto (NDFA—Siena), SS Kenny
Miramontes (NDFA—Southwestern (Calif.) JC)
Draft pick signed: LHP Adam Morgan (3)
Recalled: RHP Scott Mathieson
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Juan Perez
Outrighted off 40-man roster: C Dane Sardinha (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chance Chapman, RHP Percy Garner, RHP Marek Minarik, RHP Juan Morillo, LHP
Bryan Morgado, OF Leandro Castro, OF Tyson Gillies, OF D'Arby Myers
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mike Cisco
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: LHP Wei-Chung Wang
Draft picks signed: RHP Jordan Cooper (23), LHP Josh Poytress (18)
Released: C Jordan Newton, 1B Michaelangel Trinidad
Acquired: RHP Steven Jackson from Reds for future considerations; C Miguel Perez from Nationals for cash
considerations
Recalled: OF Alex Presley
Added to 40-man roster: SS Chase d'Arnaud, OF Eric Fryer
Designated for assignment: LHP Aaron Thompson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mike Crotta, 2B Josh Harrison, SS Pedro Ciriaco
Option transferred: RHP Brad Lincoln (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Quinton Miller, RHP Diego Moreno, LHP Rudy Owens, LHP Joely Rodriguez, C
Wyatt Toregas, 3B Dan Gamache, OF Jose Hernandez
Reinstated from DL: C Travis Scott
The 25-year-old Fryer was selected by the Brewers in the 10th round 2007 Draft, then dealt two times: to the
Yankees in exchange for Chase Wright on Feb. 4, 2009 and to the Pirates by NYY, along with Casey Erickson,
for Eric Hinske in June of the same year. In his fifth pro season, he has hit a nice .315/.409/.511 in 58 games
between AA-Altoona & AAA-Indianapolis.
St. Louis Cardinals
Draft picks signed: 2B Kolten Wong (1), OF Dutch Deol (17)
Recalled: RHP Lance Lynn
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Raul Valdes
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP David Kopp (Double-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Bryan Augenstein, RHP Maikel Cleto, OF Andrew Brown, SS Pete Kozma
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Francisco Samuel, LHP Justin Wright, C Travis Tartamella, SS Luis Mateo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Arquimedes Nieto, 1B Matt Adams
San Diego Padres
Signed: RHP Daniel Cropper (NDFA—UNC Wilmington)
Recalled: RHP Anthony Bass
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Evan Scribner
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Leonel Campos, 3B Vince Belnome, 3B Edinson Rincon
Reinstated from DL: RHP Stiven Osuna, C Jason Hagerty, C Guillermo Quiroz, OF Bobby Kielty
San Francisco Giants
Signed: RHP Andrew Berger (Lake Erie (Frontier))
Draft picks signed: RHP Clayton Blackburn (16), SS Jean Delgado (8), SS Kelby Tomlinson (12), OF Christian
Diaz (11), OF Kentrell Hill (10)
Option transferred: OF Francisco Peguero (High-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Jeff Arnold, C Tyler LaTorre, OF Darren Ford, OF Chuckie Jones, OF Brett Krill
Reinstated from DL: LHP Eric Surkamp, C Jeff Arnold
Seattle Mariners
Draft picks signed: RHP Gabe Saquilon (25), RHP Richard White (23)
Released: RHP Ogui Diaz
Option transferred: RHP Yoervis Medina (Arizona League to High-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Alex Periard, LHP Fabio Castro, 2B Luis Rodriguez, OF Kuo Hui Lo, OF Julio
Morban
Reinstated from DL: RHP George Mieses, C Steve Baron, OF Jamie McOwen
Tampa Bay Rays
Draft picks signed: RHP Lenny Linsky (2), SS Brandon Martin (1.5)
Released: OF Lucas Montero
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Julio Cedeno, OF Todd Glaesmann
Reinstated from DL: OF Isaias Velasquez
Texas Rangers
Released: RHP Ramon Aguero, RHP Justin Jamison, LHP Shane Zegarac
Loaned to Mexican League: OF Fransisco Lugo (to Quintana Roo)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Eric Hurley
Option transferred: LHP Miguel de los Santos (Double-A to High-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Derek Hankins, RHP Chance Sossamon, RHP K.C. Wiser, OF Saquan Johnson, OF
Teodoro Martinez
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Denny Peralta, 2B Humberto Miranda
Reinstated from DL: RHP Justin Jamison, LHP Miguel de los Santos, LHP Shane Zegarac, C Yefry Castillo
Toronto Blue Jays
Draft pick signed: RHP Kramer Champlin (33)
Recalled: OF Eric Thames
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Mike McCoy
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Zach Stewart
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Fields, RHP Deck McGuire, LHP Willie Collazo, LHP Sean Henn
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dustin Antolin, RHP Matt Fields
Washington Nationals
Draft pick signed: LHP Nick Lee (18)
Released: 3B Alex Valdez
Traded: C Miguel Perez to Pirates for cash considerations
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Jose Lozada, OF Chris Curran
Reinstated from DL: C Miguel Perez, 3B Tim Pahuta, 2B Seth Bynum, SS Francisco Soriano, OF Destin Hood
June 15-21
(Numbers in parentheses indicate 2011 draft round).
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: RHP Jeff Bennett (Lancaster (Atlantic)), RHP Mike Lebo (NDFA—Lehigh), LHP Alberto Castillo
Draft picks signed: C Zach Jones (34), 1B John Griffin (21), OF Justin Bianco (3)
Added to 40-man roster: OF Wily Mo Pena
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 3B Sean Burroughs (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Miguel Pena, RHP Casey Upperman, LHP Cody Wheeler, 3B Michael Weber, OF
Antonio Sepulveda
Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP Bryam Garcia (NDFA—Florida International), RHP Zach Jadofsky (NDFA—West Florida), 3B
Ruben Gotay, OF Chris Carter
Draft picks signed: RHP J.R. Graham (4), SS Nick Ahmed (2), SS Logan Robbins (10), OF Brian Stamps (24)
Released: C Dave Convertini, OF Jarred Frierson, OF Jonathan Pigott
Recalled: RHP Jairo Asencio, RHP Randall Delgado, OF Wilkin Ramirez
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Julio Lugo
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Diory Hernandez, SS Brandon Hicks, OF Matt Young
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Randall Delgado
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Yeliar Castro, RHP Luis De Luna, RHP Wei Huang, RHP Henry Mendez, 2B
Alejandro Sanchez
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Ian Marshall
Baltimore Orioles
Draft picks signed: RHP Mike Wright (3), LHP Trent Howard (7), LHP Matt Taylor (5), C Adam Davis (11)
Released: LHP Alberto Castillo, 1B Darryl Crosier, 2B Alexander Zorrilla
Recalled: RHP Brad Bergesen, RHP Jason Berken
Added to 40-man roster: SS Blake Davis
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Ryan Adams
Option transferred: 1B Joe Mahoney (High-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Vinny Zazueta
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Luis Ramirez
Reinstated from DL: 2B Mike Mooney
A fourth round pick by the Orioles out of Cal State Fullerton in 2006, Davis (27) played OF at AAA-Norfolk where
he hit .284/.320/.399 with 5 HR & 24 RBI in 49 games.
Boston Red Sox
Signed: C Tim Roberson (NDFA—Florida Gulf Coast), 3B Ryan Khoury (Gateway (Frontier)), SS Nick Natoli
(NDFA—Towson)
Draft picks signed: RHP Joe Holtmeyer (22), RHP Andrew Jones (18), RHP Matty Ott (13), RHP Jadd
Schmeltzer (49), RHP Brenden Shepard (28), RHP Corey Vogt (39), LHP Miguel Pena (6), C Carlos Coste (35),
1B David Chester (33), 1B Braden Kapteyn (15), 2B Matt Gedman (45), 3B Travis Shaw (9)
Recalled: 2B Drew Sutton, OF Josh Reddick
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Andrew Miller
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Anatanaer Batista, RHP Seth Garrison, RHP Mathew Price, LHP Dennys Reyes, 2B
Tony Thomas, OF Ryan Westmoreland
Reinstated from DL: LHP Kyle Fernandes, 2B Sean Coyle, 2B Jason Thompson, SS Yamaico Navarro, OF
Che-Hsuan Lin, OF Matt Sheely
Chicago Cubs
Draft picks signed: RHP P.J. Francescon (40), RHP Pete Levitt (32), RHP Scott Weismann (46), C Rafael
Lopez (16)
Released: RHP Thomas Diamond
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Brad Snyder (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ty'Relle Harris, RHP Robinson Lopez
Chicago White Sox
Signed: RHP Stew Brase (NDFA—Charleston Southern), RHP J.C. Casey (NDFA—Missouri State), RHP Tim
Kiley (NDFA—Tampa), RHP Brett Merkley (NDFA—Indiana State), LHP Jon Gulbransen (NDFA—Valparaiso),
2B Andrew Douglas (NDFA—Fresno Pacific)
Draft picks signed: RHP Jake Cose (27), RHP Blake Drake (22), RHP Kyle McMillen (4), RHP Kevin Vance
(19), LHP Scott Snodgress (5), C Cory Farris (45), SS David Herbek (15)
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Jon Gilmore
Cincinnati Reds
Draft picks signed: RHP Erik Miller (31), RHP Randy Yard (36)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyree Hayes, RHP Mike Henry, RHP Jacob Johnson, RHP Brian Pearl, OF Josh
Garton
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Jesus Adames, RHP Po-Cheng Chi, RHP Andrew Cisco
Reinstated from DL: 2B Jose Castro
Cleveland Indians
Signed: RHP Josh McKeon (NDFA—Upper Iowa), RHP Drew Rucinski (NDFA—Ohio State), 1B Jerrud
Sabourin (NDFA—Indiana)
Draft picks signed: RHP Cody Allen (23), RHP Luis DeJesus (11), RHP Robert Nixon (46), RHP Mason
Radeke (35), RHP Jake Sisco (3), C Jake Lowery (4), 2B Todd Hankins (15), SS K.C. Serna (42), OF Jordan
Smith (9)
Traded: 3B Josh Rodriguez to Pirates for cash considerations
Recalled: OF Travis Buck
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Travis Buck
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Lonnie Chisenhall
Reinstated from DL: LHP Matt Packer, C Dwight Childs, OF Donnie Webb
Colorado Rockies
Draft picks signed: RHP Alex Gillingham (11), RHP Jesse Meaux (19), RHP Danny Winkler (20), LHP Roberto
Padilla (8), LHP Kyle Roliard (13), OF Brian Humphries (14)
Added to 40-man roster: C Matt Pagnozzi
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Dexter Fowler
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Stephen Dodson, C Beau Seabury, SS Radames Nazario
Reinstated from DL: RHP Geoff Parker, 3B Darin Holcomb, SS Radames Nazario, OF Cole Garner
Detroit Tigers
Signed: C Wes Thigpen (NDFA—Mississippi State), SS Jonathan Ogden (NDFA—Mississippi State), OF Jeff
Salazar
Draft picks signed: RHP Daniel Bennett (19), RHP Guido Knudson (28), LHP Matt Crouse (24), LHP Brian
Flynn (7), 1B Dean Green (11), OF Jason Krizan (8), OF Chretien Matz (44), OF Ismael Salgado (16), OF Pat
Smith (14)
Released: RHP Dan Gentzler, RHP Patrick Lawson, SS Brett Anderson, OF Gilbert Gomez
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Casey Crosby, LHP Hua-Wei Lo, C Patrick Leyland, C John Murrian, 2B Alexander
Nunez, 3B Audy Ciriaco, OF Edwin Gomez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach Simons, 2B Justin Henry
Florida Marlins
Signed: SS Jon Myers (NDFA—Saint Louis), OF Dewayne Wise, OF Nate Woods (NDFA—Belmont)
Draft picks signed: RHP James Nygren (33), LHP Greg Nappo (18)
Released: 3B Ruben Gotay
Traded: LHP Andy Loomis to Phillies for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Jose Ceda
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Elih Villanueva, 3B Jose Lopez, OF Dewayne Wise
Designated for assignment: LHP Dustin Richardson
Outrighted off 40-man roster: C Brad Davis (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Elih Villanueva, SS Ozzie Martinez
Optioned to High-A: LHP Brad Hand
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Bryan Berglund, RHP Scott Rembisz, RHP Wilfredo Rojas, LHP Mariano Gomez,
LHP Wade Korpi, LHP Forrest Moore, SS Todd Muecklisch
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Jared Eskew, 1B Aaron Senne
Reinstated from DL: LHP Andy Loomis, C J.T. Realmuto, SS Ryan Klosterman, OF Brent Keys, OF Rand
Smith
Elih Villanueva (24) was considered to have the best control in the Marlins’ system entering the season
according to Baseball America. He was selected by Florida in the 27th round of the 2008 Draft out of Florida
State University.
Houston Astros
Signed: 2B Neiko Johnson (NDFA—Kentucky)
Draft pick signed: 1B Zach Johnson (15)
Released: C Max Ramirez, 1B Brian Dopirak
Recalled: LHP Fernando Abad, C Robinson Cancel
Outrighted off 40-man roster: C Robinson Cancel (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP B.J. Hyatt, RHP Brandt Walker, LHP Brad Dydalewicz, LHP Tommy Shirley, 3B
Rafael Valenzuela, SS James Howick
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Raul Rivera, RHP Vincent Velasquez, LHP David Duncan, LHP Kilby Pena, SS
Jonathan Merritt, OF Luis de la Rosa
Reinstated from DL: LHP Shane Wolf, OF Collin DeLome
A second-round pick last year, Vincent Velasquez had Tommy John surgery in September, not long after he
ranked No. 11 on BA Appalachian League Top 20 Prospects list. The 19-year-old had a fine debut with
Greeneville, going 2-2, 3.07 with 25 strikeouts and just five walks in 29 1/3 innings.
Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP Brian Edelen (NDFA—Western Kentucky)
Draft picks signed: LHP Stephen Lumpkins (13), LHP Cesar Ogando (6)
Recalled: OF Jarrod Dyson
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Kevin Pucetas (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Vin Mazzaro
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Gary Cuevas, RHP Patrick Keating, C Manny Pina
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: RHP Johnny Holtman (NDFA—Cal State San Marcos), RHP Shane Waller (NDFA—West Florida), RHP
Jerome Williams (Lancaster (Atlantic)), 2B Matt Cusick (re-signed)
Draft picks signed: RHP Frank DeJiulio (38), RHP Logan Odom (8), RHP Daniel Vargas-Vila (28), LHP Junior
Carlin (20), LHP Ryan Crowley (19), C Abel Baker (7), 1B Jackson Whitley (13), 3B Brian Hernandez (27), 3B
Joe Krehbiel (12), 3B Jarrod Parks (24), OF Brennan Gowens (22), OF Drew Martinez (10), OF Andy Workman
(34)
Released: C Drew Beuerlein, C Jean Rodriguez, C Tyler Sanford, 1B Ryan Rivers, 2B Ryan Broussard, OF Dan
Eichelberger
Recalled: RHP Michael Kohn
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Andrew Romine
Option transferred: OF Chris Pettit (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chance Mistric, LHP Robert Fish
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Cam Bedrosian, RHP Ryan Cisterna, LHP Carmine Giardina, 1B Mike Sodders
Reinstated from DL: C Kevin Richardson
Cusick was with Southern Maryland of the Atlantic League before re-signing.
An Angels first-round pick last year, Bedrosian had Tommy John surgery in May, so expect him back in time for
short-season ball, at the earliest, next year.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Draft picks signed: RHP Rob Chamra (34), RHP Matt Shelton (24), C Chris O'Brien (18), 2B Stefan Jarrin (40)
Released: RHP Ji-Mo Lee, RHP Tim Redding
Recalled: C A.J. Ellis
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ramon Troncoso
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Josh Lindblom
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Robert Boothe, RHP Carlos Frias, LHP Bolivar Medina, C Fumimasa Ishibashi, C
Jessie Mier, 1B John Lindsey, 3B Russ Mitchell, OF Blake Smith
Korean pitcher Ji-Mo Lee (24) was signed by the Dodgers to a minor league contract on May 23, 2009. He was
in the A-Great Lakes roster, but hasn’t appeared in a game in 2011.
Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: RHP Bradley Blanks (Windy City (Frontier)), LHP Connor Whalen (NDFA—UC Santa Barbara), C
Jimmie Pharr (NDFA—Texas Christian)
Draft picks signed: RHP Drew Gagnon (3), RHP David Goforth (7), RHP Danny Keller (6), LHP Elliott Glynn
(39), C Doug Elliot (35), 1B Mike Nemeth (21), SS Renaldo Jenkins (19)
Released: RHP Corey Frerichs, OF Derrick Shaw
Recalled: LHP Daniel Ray Herrera
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Mark DiFelice, C George Kottaras
Outrighted off 40-man roster: C Wil Nieves (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Zach Braddock, LHP Daniel Ray Herrera
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Blake Billings, RHP Dan Britt, C Patrick Arlis
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jameson Dunn, C Patrick Arlis, 1B Jason Rogers
Minnesota Twins
Signed: RHP Thomas Diamond, RHP J.R. Krogstad
Draft picks signed: RHP Madison Boer (2), LHP Matthew Tomshaw (42), SS Stephen Wickens (33)
Released: RHP Yorman Bazardo, RHP Zach See, 3B Hyeong-rok Choi
Recalled: RHP Eric Hacker
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Eric Hacker (Triple-A), 2B Brian Dinkelman (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Chuck James
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Kelvin Mention
Reinstated from DL: SS Brian Dozier
J.R. Krogstad signed with the Twins out of a tryout camp, but he didn't play ball in high school because South
Dakota doesn't offer the sport.
Venezuelan hurler Bazardo signed with Camden of the Atlantic League after the cut.
Signed by Minnesota as non-drafted free agent on July 25, 2007, South Korean Choi (21) never hit much in his
four year stint in the Twins’ system. This season he managed a poor .192/.250/.308 in 10 games at A-Beloit.
New York Mets
Signed: RHP Beck Wheeler (NDFA—UC Santa Barbara), SS T.J. Rivera (NDFA—Troy)
Draft picks signed: RHP Dustin Emmons (38), RHP Randy Fontanez (27), RHP Seth Lugo (34), RHP Craig
Missigman (37), RHP Tyson Seng (33), LHP Mark Picca (41), C Eddie Rohan (50), SS Carlos Leyva (32), OF
Travis Taijeron (18), OF Charley Thurber (39)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mike Hebert, RHP Tyler Howe, RHP Kent Tsuijimoto, LHP Mitch Houck, LHP Brian
Valenzuela, 3B Josh Dunn, 3B Miguel Tejada, SS Chin-lung Hu, SS Justin Schafer, OF ZeErika McQueen
Reinstated from DL: RHP Luis Rojas, C Juan Torres, 3B Richard Lucas
New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Cory Cowsert (Southern Illinois (Frontier)), LHP Vidal Nuno (Washington (Frontier)), C Tyson
Blaser (NDFA—Iowa), C Jonathan Hurst (NDFA—UC Irvine)
Draft picks signed: 1B Zach Wilson (21), OF Dante Bichette Jr. (1.5)
Released: LHP Jose Ortegano
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Cory Wade
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Lance Pendleton, RHP Kevin Whelan
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Grant Duff, RHP Conor Mullee, RHP Robert Paullus, RHP Ryan Pope, RHP Jose
Ramirez, RHP Kevin Whelan, LHP Gavin Brooks, C Francisco Arcia, 1B Jorge Vazquez
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Jose Ortegano
Reinstated from DL: RHP Buddy Carlyle, RHP Carlos Silva, LHP Jose Ortegano, OF Damon Sublett
Oakland Athletics
Signed: RHP Doug Mathis
Draft picks signed: RHP Nathan Kilcrease (30), RHP Blake Treinen (7), RHP Kurt Wunderlich (20), 2B Shane
Boras (39), OF Dayton Alexander (6), OF Bobby Crocker (4)
Released: RHP Jose Sanchez
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Josh Horton, OF Jose Rivero
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Deyvi Jimenez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mike Benacka, RHP Jeiler Castillo, LHP Max Peterson, OF Jose Crisotomo
Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: RHP Austin Brough (NDFA—Western Illinois), RHP Rye Davis (NDFA—Western Kentucky), RHP Tim
Redding, RHP Jay Stephens (re-signed), LHP Jim Birmingham (NDFA—Coastal Carolina)
Draft picks signed: RHP Colton Murray (13), RHP Yacksel Rios (12), LHP Andre Kinder (42), LHP Austin
Wright (8), 1B Mike Marshall (30), 3B Cody Asche (4)
Acquired: LHP Andy Loomis from Marlins for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Vance Worley
Option transferred: RHP Justin De Fratus (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nate Bump, RHP Kevin Walter, C Chace Numata, 1B Mike Marshall, 3B Luis Paulino
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Siulman Lebron, RHP Miguel Nunez, LHP Pedro Lora, 3B Jake Smith, OF Gauntlett
Eldemire
Reinstated from DL: LHP Bryan Morgado, C Sebastian Valle, OF D'Arby Myers
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: RHP Jose Ascanio (outrighted), RHP Joe Parsons (NDFA—Virginia Tech), LHP Robbie Kilcrease
(NDFA—Texas Tech)
Draft picks signed: RHP David Jagoditsh (32), LHP Mike Jefferson (22), C Jon Schwind (41), 3B Dan
Gamache (6), 3B Chris Lashmet (33), OF Alex Fuselier (21), OF Taylor Lewis (10)
Released: RHP Blaine Boyer
Acquired: 3B Josh Rodriguez from Indians for cash considerations
Outrighted off 40-man roster: C Wyatt Toregas (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Yhonatan Herrand, RHP Cesar Lopez, RHP Aliaksei Lukashevich, RHP Jarryd
Sullivan, LHP Zack Dodson, C Travis Scott, OF Austin McClune
Reinstated from DL: RHP Blaine Boyer, OF Cole White
St. Louis Cardinals
Signed: RHP Logan Billbrough (NDFA—William & Mary), RHP Eric Binder (NDFA—Northwestern), LHP Adam
Bileckyj (NDFA—Cal State San Marcos), SS Neal Pritchard (NDFA—Elon)
Draft picks signed: RHP Corey Baker (49), RHP David Bergin (30), RHP Kyle Deese (23), RHP Seth Maness
(11), RHP Todd McInnis (25), RHP Travis Miller (16), RHP Heath Wyatt (33), LHP Jonathan Cornelius (24), LHP
Daniel Miranda (8), C Adam Ehrlich (6), C Jordan Rasmus (36), 1B Mike Knox (41), 1B Danny Stienstra (12), 2B
Tyler Rahmatulla (34), 3B Jeremy Patton (38), OF Gary Apelian (27), OF Nick Martini (7)
Recalled: RHP Maikel Cleto, 1B Mark Hamilton, SS Pete Kozma
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Mark Hamilton, 3B Matt Carpenter, SS Tyler Greene
Option transferred: RHP Francisco Samuel (Triple-A to High-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeff Lyman, LHP Jean Mijares
Reinstated from DL: RHP Francisco Samuel
San Diego Padres
Draft pick signed: RHP Chris Haney (20)
Outrighted to Mexican League: 2B Adan Velazquez (to Quintana Roo)
Recalled: C Kyle Phillips
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Josh Spence, 3B Jesus Guzman
Designated for assignment: OF Luis Durango
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Aaron Poreda (Triple-A), OF Eric Patterson (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Wade LeBlanc, 2B Logan Forsythe
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Samuel Deduno, RHP Josh Worrell, C Jason Hagerty, C Luis Martinez, C Guillermo
Quiroz, OF Bobby Kielty
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Bryan Rodriguez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Daniel Sarria, SS Everth Cabrera, OF Donavan Tate
Padres purchased the contract of Josh Spence from Double-A San Antonio. Spence, 23, had a 1.71 ERA and
42/11 K/BB ratio over 35 relief appearances this season. The Aussie has held left-handed batters to a .130
batting average, so he has a chance to be a real weapon out of the bullpen. Spence was a ninth-round pick in
2010 even tough he missed the entire 2010 college season with an elbow injury.
San Francisco Giants
Signed: C Max Ramirez, 1B Wes Hodges
Draft picks signed: RHP DeMondre Arnold (25), RHP Paul Davis (17), RHP Cody Hall (19), RHP Danny
Sandbrink (42), LHP Brian Maloney (45), LHP Phil McCormick (31), LHP Jack Snodgrass (27), 1B Bryan
Nicholson (38), 1B Ben Thomas (34), 3B Garrett Buechele (14), OF Eldred Barnett (29), OF Elliott Blair (46), OF
Mike Mergenthaler (32), OF Shawn Payne (35)
Released: RHP Doug Mathis, RHP Jeremy Toole
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Darren Ford
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mark Christman, RHP Kevin Couture, RHP Osiris Matos, C Nestor Rojas, 1B Travis
Ishikawa, OF Nick Liles
Reinstated from DL: RHP Michael Main, SS Juan Ciriaco
Seattle Mariners
Signed: RHP David Holman (NDFA—Emporia State (Kan.)), RHP Alex Periard
Draft picks signed: RHP Jordan Pries (30), RHP Bo Reeder (36), RHP Cody Weiss (14), OF Mike McGee (15)
Recalled: 2B Dustin Ackley
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Luis Rodriguez
Option transferred: RHP Yoervis Medina (High-A to Arizona League)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP George Mieses, RHP Yovanny Olivero, RHP Stephen Penney, RHP Ben Versnik,
LHP Ryan Kiel, C Steve Baron, C Hassiel Jimenez, C Angel Salome, 3B Ramon Morla
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Yao Chang, RHP Danny Cruz, RHP Richard Vargas, 3B Jose Flores
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Blandford, RHP Josh Fields, 3B Shaver Hansen, OF Leury Bonilla, OF Julio
Morban, OF Scott Savastano
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: RHP Dave Laufer (NDFA—Boston College)
Draft picks signed: RHP Jeff Ames (1.5), RHP Jake Floethe (6), LHP Blake Snell (1.5), SS Jake Hager (1), OF
James Harris (1.5)
Released: RHP Cristian Vasquez, LHP Matt Gilson, OF Chris Carter
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alex Cobb
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jay Buente
Reinstated from DL: OF John Matulia, OF Ty Morrison
Texas Rangers
Signed: SS Jimmy Swift (NDFA—Creighton)
Draft picks signed: RHP Kyle Castro (3), RHP Taylor Dennis (34), RHP Nick Martinez (18), RHP K.C. Wiser
(50), LHP Andrew Faulkner (14), LHP Kevin Matthews (1), LHP Sam Robinson (32), C Joe Maloney (10), 3B
Matt Leeds (31), SS Nick Vickerson (20), OF Zach Cone (1.5)
Released: RHP Mike Perconte, C Alberto Puello, OF Junior Payano
Loaned to Mexican League: SS Luis Cruz (to Mexico City)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tae Ahn, RHP Justin Jamison, RHP Denny Peralta, RHP Tim Stanford, LHP YoonHee Nam, 2B Humberto Miranda
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Brett Weibley
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tanner Scheppers, 2B Esteban German
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Myles Duvall (NDFA—Richland (Texas) JC), RHP Brandon Kaye (NDFA—British Columbia), 2B
Ramon Vazquez, OF Matt Newman (NDFA—Arizona State)
Draft picks signed: RHP Eric Brown (50), RHP Arik Sikula (36)
Released: RHP Zach Outman, LHP Mike Hinckley, 2B Raul Barron
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Zach Stewart
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Carlos Pina, OF Darin Mastroianni, OF Travis Snider
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Sam Dyson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Daly, OF Jason Lane
Selected by the Blue Jays in the 30th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, 25-year-old Barron topped at A
Adv.-Dunedin in 2009-2010. After Toronto released him, the switch hitter signed with the Quintana Roo Tigres
(Mexican League).
Washington Nationals
Signed: RHP Ben Grisz (NDFA—Duke), RHP Jason Smith (NDFA—Black Hawk (Ill.) JC), SS Wes Schill
(NDFA—Western Oklahoma State JC)
Draft picks signed: RHP Brian Dupra (7), RHP Ken Ferrer (28), LHP Blake Monar (12), LHP Todd Simko (21),
C Erick Fernandez (25), 3B Bryce Ortega (41), SS Deion Williams (16), OF Shawn Pleffner (26)
Recalled: RHP Collin Balester
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Yunesky Maya
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Garrett Mock, RHP Matt Swynenberg, LHP Oliver Perez, C Carlos Maldonado, 3B
Tim Pahuta, OF Destin Hood, OF Randolph Oduber
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Wander Nunez
Reinstated from DL: OF Justin Moore
June 8-14
(in parentheses 2011 Draft round pick)
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: RHP Michael Flynn (NDFA-Tulane), RHP Sean Johnson (NDFA-Oral Roberts), LHP Keith Hessler
(NDFA—Coastal Carolina), 1B Joe Weik (NDFA—Texas Christian), 3B Tyler Williams, SS Patrick Donahue
(NDFA—Tampa), OF Marc Bourgeois (NDFA—Southern Mississippi)
Draft picks signed: RHP Alex Capaul (43), RHP Jesse Darrah (8), RHP Ross Gerdeman (35), RHP Raymond
Hernandez (48), RHP Evan Marshall (4), RHP Dexter Price (30), RHP Truman Sample (28), RHP Seth Simmons
(40), LHP Michael Blake (16), LHP John Pedrotty (13), LHP Taylor Siemens (18), LHP Elroy Urbina (37), C Brian
Henry (36), C Steven Rodriguez (15), 2B Derek Luciano (44), 2B Danny Pulfer (19), 3B Ryan Court (23), SS
John Leonard (9), SS Josh Parr (12), SS Garrett Weber (22), OF Chris Ellison (39), OF Kerry Jenkins (38)
Acquired: RHP Gaby Hernandez from White Sox for cash considerations
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Bryan Shaw
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Zach Kroenke
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Armando Galarraga, RHP Kevin Mulvey, RHP Daniel Stange, 1B Andy Tracy
Reinstated from DL: RHP Josh Ellis
Diamondbacks purchased the contract of RHP Bryan Shaw from Triple-A Reno. Shaw has posted a 2.37 ERA
and 24/11 K/BB ratio over 30 1/3 innings between Double and Triple-A this season. He was a second round pick
in 2008 out of Long Beach State.
Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP Gary Moran (River City (Frontier)
Draft picks signed: RHP Ryne Harper (37), RHP Cody Martin (7), RHP Charlie Robertson (27), RHP Greg
Ross (18), LHP Matt Chaffee (12), LHP Mike Hashem (35), C Troy Snitker (19), 2B Tommy La Stella (8), 3B
Kyle Kubitza (3), SS Kirk Walker (26), OF Chase Larsson (9), OF Sam Munson (23), OF Will Skinner (25)
Released: RHP Yoshinori Yamarin, LHP Steven Kent, LHP Shohei Sekiguchi, C Brendan Rowland, 2B Jim
Linger, 2B Michael Noboa, 2B C.J. Retherford, OF Victor Cadette, OF Bobby Rauh
Recalled: LHP Mike Minor, SS Brandon Hicks
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cory Gearrin
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Weber, C Braeden Schlehuber, 1B Chris Garcia, 3B Shawn Bowman
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kenshin Kawakami, LHP Dimasther Delgado, LHP Ronan Pacheco, SS Mike
Brownsten
Baltimore Orioles
Draft picks signed: LHP Zach Fowler (34), C Cameron Edman (29), 2B Jerome Pena (38)
Released: OF Marcus Jones
Recalled: 1B Brandon Snyder
Outrighted off 40-man roster: C Jake Fox (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Brandon Snyder
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dan Klein, LHP Mark Hendrickson, 1B Tyler Townsend, OF Trent Mummey
Reinstated from DL: 1B Joe Mahoney
Boston Red Sox
Draft picks signed: RHP Mike McCarthy (14), LHP Kevin Brahney (11), OF Drew Turocy (24)
Recalled: RHP Michael Bowden, C Luis Exposito
Optioned to Triple-A: C Luis Exposito, 2B Drew Sutton
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Kyle Fernandes, C Mark Wagner, 3B Will Middlebrooks, OF Che-Hsuan Lin
Reinstated from DL: RHP Stolmy Pimentel, C Leonel Escobar, OF Bryce Brentz
Chicago Cubs
Signed: RHP Nick Johnson (NDFA—Cincinnati), LHP Frank Del Valle, C Pat Terry (NDFA—Santa Clara), 1B
Ryan Durrence (NDFA—Bethune-Cookman (Fla.)
Draft picks signed: RHP P.J. Francescon (40), RHP Pete Levitt (32), RHP Casey Lucchese (38), RHP James
Pugliese (18), RHP Scott Weismann (46), LHP Sheldon McDonald (33), 1B Danny Hoilman (19), 3B Travis
Garcia (36), SS Kenny Socorro (44), SS Brad Zapenas (42), OF Ben Klafczynski (20)
Recalled: RHP Casey Coleman
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chris Carpenter
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Casey Coleman, OF Tyler Colvin
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brett Wallach, SS Elliot Soto
Frank Del Valle defected from Cuba and worked out for at least three teams during spring training. The Cubs
have assigned him to their AZL rookie team.
Selected by the Cubs in the third round of the 2008 Draft out of Kent State, 25-year-old Carpenter was 3-2-2,
5.63 ERA in 32 relief innings between AA & AAA this season, denoting control issues as suggested by his 21
walks and 1.59 WHIP, but for the desperate-searching-for-pitching Cubs was enough.
Chicago White Sox
Draft picks signed: RHP Chris Bassitt (16), RHP Bryan Blough (18), RHP Joe DePinto (21), RHP Joseph
Dvorsky (35), LHP Todd Kibby (37), LHP Blair Walters (11), C Martin Medina (20), C Kevan Smith (7), 1B Kyle
Robinson (28), 3B Grant Buckner (26), OF Mark Haddow (24), OF Collin Kuhn (17)
Traded: RHP Gaby Hernandez to Diamondbacks for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Lucas Harrell
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Leyson Septimo
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Cofield
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dylan Axelrod, 3B Jon Gilmore
The White Sox claimed Leyston Septimo on waivers from the Diamondbacks.
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: SS Phil Bauer (NDFA—Xavier)
Draft picks signed: RHP Eric Alessio (49), RHP James Allen (7), RHP Justice French (25), RHP Carlos
Gonzalez (21), RHP Dan Jensen (20), RHP Jon Matthews (8), RHP Kyle McMyne (4), RHP Jimmy Moran (18),
RHP Ronald Pinckard (10), LHP Tony Cingrani (3), LHP Chris Joyce (19), 1B Nick O'Shea (24), 2B Juan Perez
(26), 3B Sean Buckley (6)
Released: LHP Lee Tabor, OF Brent Clevlen
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Aguido Gonzalez, LHP Luca Panerati, 1B Chris Richburg, 2B Jose Castro
Reinstated from DL: OF Dave Sappelt
Cleveland Indians
Draft picks signed: RHP Grant Sides (12), OF Cody Elliott (21), OF Bryson Myles (6)
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Cord Phelps
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Shelley Duncan
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Matt Packer, LHP Giovanni Soto, OF Bo Greenwell, OF Donnie Webb
Reinstated from DL: 2B Matt Lawson, SS Jason Donald, SS Josh Rodriguez
Another high 2008 Draft pick (3rd round out of Stanford) to make MLB debut, Phelps (24) was hitting a sound
.299/.391/.488 with 15 doubles, 2 triples, 7 HR and 40 RBI in 55 games at AAA-Columbus.
Colorado Rockies
Signed: RHP Edgar Gonzalez
Draft picks signed: RHP Ben Alsup (18), RHP Chris Dennis (34), RHP Will Rankin (17), RHP Mike Wolford
(26), LHP Brook Hart (23), LHP Logan Mahon (22), C Richard Pirkle (35), 1B Jordan Ribera (21), 1B Harold
Riggins (7), 3B Matt Argyropoulos (27), SS Sam Mende (31), SS Tim Smalling (15), OF Jarod Berggren (32)
Released: 1B Kala Ka'aihue, 2B Maikol Gonzalez, OF Jeff Salazar
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Greg Reynolds
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Darin Holcomb, SS Hector Gomez, OF Cole Garner, OF Orlando Sandoval
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chad Rose, RHP Rafael Suarez, 1B Kala Ka'aihue, 1B Mike Paulk, OF Brian Rike,
OF Jeff Salazar
Detroit Tigers
Signed: 1B Zach Maxfield (NDFA—Florida Gulf Coast), 2B C.J. Retherford
Draft picks signed: RHP Nick Avila (37), RHP Eric Heckaman (35), RHP Dan Kickham (33), RHP Scott Matyas
(27), RHP Montreal Robertson (29), RHP Jake Sabol (36), RHP Brian Stroud (31), RHP Ryan Woolley (13), LHP
Tyler Barrett (20), C Zach Maggard (34), 2B Colin Kaline (26), 3B Jason King (4), OF Brandon Eckerle (32), OF
Jeff Holm (12), OF Chad Wright (9)
Released: C Byron Aird
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Enrique Gonzalez (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: C Omir Santos
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Justin Henry
Florida Marlins
Signed: 3B Jose Lopez
Draft picks signed: RHP Collin Cargill (22), RHP Sean Donatello (25), RHP Brad Mincey (28), RHP Matthew
Neil (29), RHP Johnny Omahen (35), RHP Chase Wier (21), LHP Frankie Reed (27), C Jose Behar (30), C Tony
Caldwell (24), C Sharif Othman (32), 3B Ryan Goetz (26), OF John Schultz (34), OF Jhiomar Veras (15)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Winters, SS Ryan Klosterman
Reinstated from DL: RHP Robert Morey
Houston Astros
Signed: RHP Justin Gill (NDFA—Kent State), LHP Steve Dennison (NDFA—Wheaton (Ill.), LHP Paris Shewey
(NDFA—Washington State), C Jake Meskin (NDFA—Arizona), C Joe Witkowski (NDFA—St. John's)
Draft picks signed: RHP Brandon Culbreth (8), RHP Zach Dando (32), RHP Jonas Dufek (9), RHP Blake Ford
(44), RHP Adrian Houser (2), RHP Tyson Perez (17), RHP Brad Propst (38), RHP Nick Tropeano (5), LHP Kyle
Hallock (10), LHP Zack Hardoin (47), LHP Chris Lee (4), LHP Scott Zuloaga (16), C Miles Hamblin (12), 1B
Chase Davidson (41), 1B Justin Shults (46), 2B John Hinson (13), 3B Matt Duffy (20), SS Jimmy Howick (21),
SS Alex Todd (27), OF Chris Epps (45), OF Justin Gominsky (11), OF Jarrod McKinney (31), OF Brandon
Meredith (6), OF Drew Muren (22), OF Javaris Reynolds (7)
Released: RHP Francis Beltran, C Wilder Parra
Added to 40-man roster: C Carlos Corporan
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jeff Fulchino, RHP Jose Valdez, C Robinson Cancel
Option transferred: RHP Henry Villar (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tanner Bushue, LHP Doug Arguello, LHP Shane Wolf
Reinstated from DL: RHP Henry Villar
Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP Cody Fassold (NDFA—Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), RHP Nathan Johnson (NDFA—Whitworth
(Wash.), RHP Andrew Stueve (NDFA—Cal State Stanislaus), C Tyler Smith (NDFA—Arkansas State), 1B Brian
Gaylord (NDFA—Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), SS Nick DelGuidice (NDFA—Florida Atlantic)
Draft picks signed: RHP Aaron Brooks (9), RHP Nic Cuckovich (17), RHP Andrew Durden (38), RHP Andy
Ferguson (18), RHP Kellen Moen (7), RHP Julio Morales (45), RHP Matt Murray (10), RHP Spencer Patton (24),
RHP Ali Williams (34), RHP Christian Witt (36), LHP Abel Gonzales (33), LHP Dave Middendorf (22), C Lance
Harper (23), C Travis Lane (41), 1B Dean Espy (15), 3B Adrian Bringas (46), 3B Mark Threlkeld (25), OF Jerrell
Allen (11), OF Tyler Chism (43), OF Terrance Gore (20), OF Gabriel Gray (35), OF D'Andre Toney (14)
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Mike Moustakas
Designated for assignment: RHP Kevin Pucetas
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Mike Aviles
Reinstated from DL: OF Brett Eibner, OF Brian Fletcher
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: RHP Jake Negrete
Draft picks signed: RHP Josh Alvarado (25), RHP Brandon Efferson (37), RHP Shane Riedie (21), LHP
Stephen Tromblee (35), C Jett Bandy (31), C Kyle Mahoney (43), C Matt Scioscia (45), 2B Landis Ware (44), 3B
Jason Nappi (42), SS Brandon Brewer (36), SS Trevor Hairgrove (18), OF Zach Borenstein (23), OF Chris
Giovinazzo (39)
Released: 1B Jamie Mallard
Recalled: RHP Bobby Cassevah, SS Andrew Romine
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kevin Jepsen
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Ryan Mount, 2B P.J. Phillips
Reinstated from DL: SS Adam Younger
Jake Negrete pitched for Mount San Jacinto (Calif.) JC in ’09 and, apparently, took the past two seasons off to
attend to the demands of fatherhood.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Draft picks signed: RHP Garrett Bolt (23), RHP Scott McGough (5), LHP Rick Anton (8), LHP Greggory
Downing (47), LHP Mike Thomas (35), 3B Alexander Santana (2), SS Kevin Thompson (48), OF Jeff Schaus
(16), OF Devin Shines (38), OF Joey Winker (28)
Released: RHP Stuart Pomeranz, C Alex Garabedian, OF Gabe Kapler
Added to 40-man roster: OF Trent Oeltjen
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Luis Vasquez (High-A), C Hector Gimenez (Double-A), SS Juan Castro
(Triple-A), OF Jay Gibbons (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Jerry Sands
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Francisco Felix, RHP Beyker Fructuoso, LHP Alberto Bastardo, LHP Bolivar Medina,
LHP Aaron Miller, C Steve Cilladi, SS Juan Castro
Reinstated from DL: LHP Cole St. Clair
Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: RHP Greg Davis (NDFA—UC Santa Barbara), LHP Stephen Peterson (NDFA—Rhode Island), SS
Brandon Macias (NDFA—Kansas)
Draft picks signed: RHP Sean Albury (31), RHP Jacob Barnes (14), RHP Mitch Conner (36), RHP Casey
Medlen (37), RHP Andy Moye (15), RHP Chad Pierce (38), RHP Brandon Williamson (20), LHP Mike Francisco
(48), LHP Mike Strong (10), C Parker Berberet (25), C Adam Weisenburger (34), 2B Gant Elmore (49), 3B Jalen
Harris (41), SS Adrian Williams (45), OF Malcolm Dowell (9), OF Matt Franco (50)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Skyler Crawford, RHP Jameson Dunn, RHP Justin James, RHP Seth Lintz, 3B Joey
Paciorek, SS Anderson Machado
Reinstated from DL: RHP Darren Byrd, RHP Tyler Cravy, SS Josh Prince
Minnesota Twins
Signed: RHP Raymond Limon (NDFA—Wayland Baptist), RHP Kyle Wahl (NDFA—Southern), LHP Nick Cicio
(NDFA—Central Florida)
Draft picks signed: RHP Garrett Jewell (31), RHP Cole Johnson (44), RHP Bobby O'Neill (43), RHP Tim
Shibuya (23), LHP Steven Evans (13), LHP Steve Gruver (7), LHP David Hurlbut (28), LHP Corey Kimes (18),
LHP Matthew Tomshaw (42), SS Adam Bryant (9), SS Tyler Grimes (5), SS A.J. Pettersen (25), OF Tyler
Koelling (19), OF Drew Leachman (37)
Recalled: LHP Dusty Hughes, OF Rene Tosoni
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Dusty Hughes (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brad Stillings, SS James Dozier, OF Jeremy Reed
Reinstated from DL: RHP Yorman Bazardo
New York Mets
Signed: RHP Robert Lake (NDFA—Winthrop), C Tyler Carpenter (NDFA—Texas-San Antonio)
Draft picks signed: RHP Chase Bradford (35), RHP Casey Hauptman (26), RHP Seth Lugo (34), RHP Cory
Mazzoni (2), RHP Rich Ruff (46), 1B Ryan Hutson (36), 2B Danny Muno (8), SS Chad Zurcher (31), OF
Jonathan Clark (17), OF Dustin Lawley (19), OF Greg Pron (42)
Released: 1B Eddie Lora
Recalled: RHP D.J. Carrasco, OF Lucas Duda
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 1B Nick Evans (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dale Thayer
Option transferred: 3B Zach Lutz (High-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis
New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Cory Wade, LHP Greg Smith (Grand Prairie/American Association), C Wes Wilson (NDFA—
Indiana), OF Bobby Rinard (NDFA—Arizona)
Draft picks signed: RHP Zach Arneson (9), RHP Corey Maines (23), RHP Mark Montgomery (11), RHP Ben
Paullus (19), RHP Branden Pinder (16), RHP Phil Wetherell (8), LHP Matt Tracy (24), OF Cody Grice (12)
Recalled: RHP Hector Noesi, RHP Amauri Sanit, SS Ramiro Pena, OF Chris Dickerson
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Kevin Whelan
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Hector Noesi, OF Chris Dickerson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Buddy Carlyle, RHP Tim Norton, RHP Kanekoa Texeira, 1B Kyle Roller, OF Dan
Brewer, OF Slade Heathcott, OF Neil Medchill, OF Eduardo Sosa
Reinstated from DL: RHP Daniel Burawa, RHP Amauri Sanit, C Francisco Arcia
Wade signed a minor league deal with the Rays last winter which included a clause that allowed him to opt out if
he wasn't in the majors by a certain date. Wade told the Rays he was going to invoke that clause and thus
Tampa Bay released him over the weekend. Wade posted a 2.27 ERA and an 0.93 WHIP in 55 relief
appearances with the Dodgers in his 2008 rookie season, but struggled in 2009 and spent 2010 in the minors.
The right-hander had a 1.23 ERA and a 5.67 K/BB ratio in 36 2/3 innings for Triple-A Durham this season.
Oakland Athletics
Draft picks signed: RHP Nate Eppley (29), RHP Thomas Girdwood (28), RHP Drew Granier (32), RHP Max
Perlman (35), RHP Tanner Peters (16), RHP Sam Roberts (26), RHP Cecil Tanner (23), RHP T.J. Walz (15),
LHP Eric Potter (19), LHP Brent Powers (18), C Nick Rickles (14), C Beau Taylor (5), 3B Jacob Tanis (13), SS
Sean Jamieson (17), OF Xavier Macklin (12), OF Chad Oberacker (25), OF Rhett Stafford (22)
Released: OF Kent Walton
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Graham Godfrey
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff (Triple-A), 3B Andy LaRoche (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Bobby Cramer
Option transferred: 1B Chris Carter (High-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Connor Hoehn, RHP John Meloan, LHP Bobby Cramer
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Mederos, LHP Polin Trinidad, SS Josh Horton
Godfrey (25) was acquired by the Athletics with pitcher Kristian Bell for Marco Scutaro on Nov. 18, 2007. He was
selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 34th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft out of the College of
Charleston. He was 7-1, 2.32 ERA in 10 starts (9 at AAA, 1 at AA) with 51 K, 15 BB, 45 H in 54.1 IP (1.10
WHIP).
Philadelphia Phillies
Draft picks signed: RHP Ian Durham (28), C John Hill (19), C Logan Moore (9)
Released: RHP Brian Gordon, C Joel Naughton
Placed on 7-day DL: C Sebastian Valle, OF D'Arby Myers, OF Scott Podsednik
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jason Grilli, C Joel Naughton, 3B Travis Mattair, OF Tyson Gillies, OF Rich
Thompson
Brian Gordon opted out of his contract with the Phillies. There were a condition in Gordon's contract that
stipulated he be added to an acquiring team's Major League roster should he opt out. Gordon began his
professional career as an outfielder with the Diamondbacks, by whom he was drafted in the seventh round in
1997. Not progressing as a position player, Gordon made the conversion to pitching with the Rangers
organization in 2007 and appeared in four games with Texas in 2008, but that was his only stint in the bigs. In 55
1/3 innings (12 outings, nine starts) with Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season, Gordon has a 1.14 ERA, 9.1 K/9 and
1.1 BB/9.
Aussie catcher Naughton (24) was signed by the Phillies as a non-drafted free agent on Aug. 23, 2003. He was
added to the 40-man roster for the 2009 season and outrighted off it after that season. He topped at AAA level in
2011 even tough for only 4 games.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Draft picks signed: RHP Matt Benedict (30), C Derek Trent (31), SS Brian Sharp (24), SS Kirk Singer (29)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Tim Wood, C Wyatt Toregas
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Jose Ascanio (Triple-A)
Option transferred: RHP Kyle McPherson (High-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Dan Meyer, C Rodolfo Pena, 2B Shelby Ford
Reinstated from DL: LHP Tyler Cox, LHP Garrett Olson, LHP Jhonathan Ramos, OF Justin Bencsko, OF Corey
Wimberly
St. Louis Cardinals
Recalled: RHP Mitchell Boggs
Added to 40-man roster: OF Andrew Brown
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Jess Todd (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Lance Lynn
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Kleininger Teran, OF Kyle Conley
Reinstated from DL: LHP Ryan Copeland, 2B Packy Elkins, OF Nick Longmire, OF Oscar Taveras
Selected by the Cardinals in the 18th round of the 2007 Draft out of the University of Nebraska, Brown slugged
22 HRs at AA-Springfield last season. This year he was tearing-up PCL pitching: .351/.449/.625 with 11 HRs &
41 RBI in 50 games at AAA-Memphis.
San Diego Padres
Draft picks signed: RHP Matt Andriese (3), RHP Kyle Brule (32), RHP Greg Gonzalez (15), RHP Justin
Hancock (9), RHP James Jones (33), RHP Dennis O'Grady (34), RHP Kevin Quackenbush (8), RHP Colin Rea
(12), RHP Matt Stites (17), LHP R.L. Eisenbach (23), LHP Jeremy Gigliotti (19), C Matt Colantonio (22), C Zach
Kometani (21), C Jeremy Rodriguez (16), 1B Paul Karmas (25), 2B Rashaad Ingram (28), 2B Travis Whitmore
(35), 3B Cory Spangenberg (1), SS Cody Gabella (43), SS Clint Moore (31), SS Jace Peterson (1.5), OF Kyle
Gaedele (6), OF Michael Gallic (18), OF Justin Miller (30), OF Lee Orr (13)
Recalled: RHP Evan Scribner, LHP Wade LeBlanc, OF Will Venable
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Anthony Bass, 1B Anthony Rizzo
Designated for assignment: LHP Aaron Poreda
Optioned to Triple-A: C Kyle Phillips, OF Aaron Cunningham
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Anthony Bass, OF Blake Tekotte
Option transferred: 1B Kyle Blanks (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Fetter
Reinstated from DL: RHP Aaron Breit, OF Dan Meeley
San Francisco Giants
Draft pick signed: SS Joe Panik (1)
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Conor Gillaspie
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Eric Surkamp, 3B Drew Biery, SS Carter Jurica, OF Juan Perez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeremy Toole, OF Juan Perez
Seattle Mariners
Signed: RHP Ben Cornwell (NDFA—Georgia)
Draft picks signed: RHP Maxx Catapano (46), RHP David Colvin (27), RHP Josh Corrales (44), RHP Joe
DiRocco (21), RHP Maxwell Krakowiak (48), RHP Trevor Miller (40), RHP Brandon Plotz (47), RHP Marcos
Reyna (43), RHP Brett Shankin (28), RHP Bobby Shore (41), RHP Alex Sunderland (38), RHP Cody Weiss (14),
LHP Jeremy Dobbs (33), LHP Cameron Hobson (11), LHP Kyle Hunter (31), C Mike Dowd (12), C David
Villasuso (42), 2B Dillon Hazlett (20), 2B Dan Paolini (10), OF Chris Andreas (39), OF Jamal Austin (13), OF
Charles Jimenez (45), OF Nathan Melendres (17), OF Kenny Straus (26)
Released: RHP Chris Kirkland
Recalled: 1B Mike Carp
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Mike Wilson
Optioned to High-A: LHP Mauricio Robles
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brandon Maurer, 1B Ji-Man Choi, 2B Cesar Fuentes, OF Scott Savastano
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Bischoff, RHP Yoervis Medina, OF Kuo Hui Lo
Tampa Bay Rays
Draft picks signed: RHP Andy Bass (18), RHP Brooks Belter (25), RHP Dan Bream (33), RHP Zach Butler
(34), RHP Charlie Cononie (24), RHP Luke Irvine (27), RHP Dave Kubiak (36), RHP Stayton Thomas (43), RHP
Ryan Turner (32), LHP Shay Crawford (41), LHP T.J. Geith (39), C Mike Bourdon (42), C Brandon Choate (38),
C Matt Rice (9), C Ian Tomkins (50), 1B Cameron Seitzer (11), 2B Raymond Church (26), 2B Jonathan Koscso
(29), 3B Ryan Terry (21), SS Taylor Motter (17), SS Garret Smith (20), OF Kes Carter (1.5), OF Granden
Goetzman (2), OF Matt Johnson (23)
Released: RHP Cory Wade
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 3B Felipe Lopez (Triple-A)
Texas Rangers
Draft picks signed: RHP Kyle Hendricks (8), RHP Phil Klein (30), RHP Chance Sossamon (21), LHP Will Lamb
(2), LHP Greg Williams (12), SS Ryan Rua (17), OF Trever Adams (16), OF Chris Grayson (13), OF Rashard
Harlin (9), OF Saquan Johnson (28), OF Jeremy Williams (36)
Released: RHP Braden Tullis, C Michael Thomas
Recalled: C Taylor Teagarden, 1B Chris Davis
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Chris Davis
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Esteban German, OF Leonys Martin
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mike Perconte, C Jose Felix, 1B Chris McGuiness, 3B Brian Barden
The Rangers released Michael Thomas, one-third of last July's Jarrod Saltalamacchia trade with the Red Sox,
out of extended spring training. He had been attempted to convert from catcher to pitcher.
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Phil Brua (NDFA—Oberlin (Ohio), RHP Tucker Jensen (NDFA—Embry-Riddle (Fla.), RHP Ian
Kadish (NDFA—Marshall), RHP Jon Lucas (NDFA—Wagner), RHP Blake McFarland (NDFA—San Jose St.),
RHP Andrew Meyer (NDFA—Ashland Un.), RHP Chris Roman (NDFA—Nova Southeastern (Fla.)), RHP
Randall Thompson (NDFA—Florida Tech), RHP Ben White (NDFA—Temple), C George Carroll (NDFA—NY
Inst. Tech.), C Chris Schaeffer (NDFA—North Carolina State), 3B Kevin Howard (Lancaster (Atlantic)), SS Chris
Peters (NDFA—Cincinnati)
Draft picks signed: RHP Colby Broussard (44), RHP Taylor Cole (29), RHP Andrew Sikula (36), RHP Les
Williams (37), LHP Shane Davis (42), LHP David Rollins (24), C Luis Munoz (34), 1B Kevin Patterson (30), 2B
Jon Berti (18), SS Cody Bartlett (41), SS Jorge Vega-Rosado (28), OF Eric Arce (25), OF Nicholas Baligod (40),
OF Kevin Pillar (32), OF Nico Taylor (38)
Released: OF Dewayne Wise
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kyle Drabek
Option transferred: OF Darin Mastroianni (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Misaul Diaz, RHP Robert Webb, OF Jason Lane, OF Kenny Wilson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Robert Ray, LHP Egan Smith, 2B Ryan Schimpf, OF Jonathan Jones
Washington Nationals
Draft picks signed: RHP Travis Henke (22), LHP Ben Hawkins (36), LHP Bobby Lucas (27), C Sean Cotten
(29), 2B Trey Karlen (33), 2B Khayyan Norfork (23), 3B Matt Skole (5), OF Tony Nix (50), OF Caleb Ramsey
(11)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ryan Mattheus
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Craig Stammen
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Matt Chico, OF Justin Moore
Reinstated from DL: RHP Pat Lehman, RHP Shairon Martis, RHP Rob Wort, 3B Tim Pahuta
June 1-7
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: RHP Yhency Brazoban, RHP Mike DeMark (York (Atlantic))
Traded: RHP Andrea Pizziconi to Royals for C Lucas May
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Charles Brewer
The Padres signed Mike DeMark out of the Frontier League in ’07 and he rose to some degree of prospect
relevance in the organization prior to his release this spring. He reestablished his case in the Atlantic League this
spring with a 17-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 10 1/3 innings, piquing Arizona's interest. The Diamondbacks, of
course, are now headed by San Diego expatriates Kevin Towers and his assistant Bill Bryk.
The 26-year-old Lucas May effectively replaces John Hester, the player to be named in the Mark Reynolds
trade, as Triple-A catcher insurance. Outrighted off the Royals' 40-man roster this spring, May batted just
.176/.263/.329 for Triple-A Omaha prior to the trade. Contrary to his recent Triple-A performance, he batted just
3-for-26 (.115) versus lefties.
Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP Eddie Morlan (Southern Maryland (Atlantic))
Recalled: OF Matt Young
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Mike Minor
Reinstated from DL: OF Kyle Rose
Cuban Eddie Morlan joined Double-A Mississippi, his third Southern League club in the past two years. He spent
time with Montgomery (Rays) and Huntsville (Brewers) last season, after which he became a free agent. Morlan
attracted little interest in the offseason, but the Braves saw something in his Atlantic League showing, as the
numbers attest—15 strikeouts, zero walks, two runs allowed in 13 innings.
Baltimore Orioles
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Pedro Viola
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan O'Shea
Reinstated from DL: SS Manny Machado, OF Trent Mummey
Manny Machado and Trent Mummey resumed their stellar full-season debuts after month-long disabled list
stints. Machado has gone 3-for-17 in four games back, but his season line still stands at .308/.414/.570 through
107 at-bats for low Class A Delmarva. Up a level with high Class A Frederick, Mummey has gotten off to a faster
start, going 7-for-20 (.350) with a homer, a double and three steals in four attempts.
Boston Red Sox
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Tommy Hottovy
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Scott Atchison, OF Josh Reddick
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jordan Flasher, RHP Michael Lee, RHP Stolmy Pimentel, 2B Sean Coyle, OF Matt
Sheely
Reinstated from DL: RHP Stephen Fife, RHP Brock Huntzinger, LHP Randy Williams
29-year-old Hottovy was selected by the Red Sox in the fourth round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft out of
Wichita State University. He was pitching extremely well in 27 innings between AA/AAA: 28 K/5 BB, 1.67 ERA,
0.78 WHIP and only one HR allowed.
Chicago Cubs
Released: RHP Tzu-An Wang
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Robert Coello (Double-A), RHP Jeff Stevens (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Scott Maine
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Trey McNutt, RHP Brett Wallach, C Mario Mercedes, 2B Pierre LePage, SS Elliot
Soto
Reinstated from DL: RHP Angel Guzman, C Michael Brenly, 2B Pierre LePage, OF David Macias
Taiwanese righty Tzu-An Wang (20) pitched poorly last year in his only season in the Cubs’ system: 0-2, 7.32
ERA (1.69 WHIP) in 14 games as a reliever for the AZL Cubs.
Chicago White Sox
Released: 2B Ozzie Chavez
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 3B Dallas McPherson (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Michael Restovich
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chase Cooney, OF Michael Restovich
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: LHP Tim Hamulack (Lancaster (Atlantic))
Released: C Chris McMurray, OF Brian Barton
Recalled: RHP Daryl Thompson, RHP Edinson Volquez
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Tom Cochran (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chad Reineke, RHP Daryl Thompson
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Miguel Rojas
Reinstated from DL: RHP Josh Ravin, LHP Dontrelle Willis, 1B Carlos Mendez, 3B Mike Costanzo, SS Zack
Cozart, OF Juan Duran
Cleveland Indians
Released: LHP Jesse English, 1B Wes Hodges
Option transferred: OF Nick Weglarz (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Trey Haley, RHP Toru Murata, C Dwight Childs, 2B Matt Lawson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Rob Bryson, 1B Nick Johnson, OF Nick Weglarz
The Indians released Wes Hodges to create Triple-A roster space at Columbus for Nick Johnson. Hodges, a
2006 second round pick, had a .219/.276/.325 line at Triple-A this year, though he posted a .270/.308/.430 line
with 15 homers there last year.
Colorado Rockies
Released: RHP Brad McAtee, RHP Charlie Ruiz, RHP Billy Vopinek, LHP Josh Muecke
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Rex Brothers, OF Charlie Blackmon
Outrighted off 40-man roster: SS Alfredo Amezaga (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Roenicke, SS Ryan Rohlinger
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Rafael Suarez, 3B Joseph Sanders, SS Radames Nazario, OF Brian Rike, OF Jeff
Salazar
Reinstated from DL: 3B Ian Stewart, OF Tyler Massey, OF Mike Zuanich
Mere weeks after turning to Double-A righty Juan Nicasio, the Rockies call up two more of their finest prospects,
this time from Triple-A Colorado Springs: power lefty reliever Rex Brothers and multi-skilled outfielder Charlie
Blackmon. The 34th pick in the ’09 draft, Brothers breezed through the Pacific Coast League this season,
striking out 45 and walking 15 in 28 innings (2.89 ERA). His 14.5 strikeouts per nine ranked second among PCL
relievers.
As to Blackmon, he's the first player signed by BA alum (and Atlanta-based area scout) Alan Matthews to reach
the big leagues. A second-rounder in ’08, Blackmon did all the things necessary to receive a callup. He hit for
average (.337), hit for power (10 homers, .572 slugging), stole bases (12 in 17 attempts) and made consistent
contact (strikeouts in just 14 percent of at-bats). His 33 extra-base hits still rank fifth in the PCL. Drafted as a
center fielder, Blackmon played more right field for the Sky Sox (he's a former lefthanded pitcher).
Two recent waiver claims by Colorado could fill supporting roles in the big leagues this season. Claimed from the
Blue Jays, reliever Josh Roenicke wasn't fooling many batters with his low-90s fastball and slider this season for
Triple-A Las Vegas, but the 28-year-old is only two years Outrighted off 40-man roster a 5-to-1 strikeout-to-walk
ratio with the Reds' Triple-A club. Similarly, Ryan Rohlinger (formerly of the Giants) just didn't hit for Triple-A
Fresno (.174/.294/.331), but he brings a strong glove at either shortstop or third base. One caveat applies to
both Roenicke and Rohlinger: Both will be out of options next season.
Detroit Tigers
Released: 2B Jimmy Gulliver
Recalled: LHP Adam Wilk, C Omir Santos
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Andy Oliver
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Little, RHP Zach Simons, SS Ryan Soares
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brooks Brown, RHP Luis Marte, RHP Nate Newman, C Omir Santos, 2B William
Bergolla
Florida Marlins
Released: RHP Dan Mahoney, C David Peters, OF Harold Brantley
Recalled: SS Ozzie Martinez
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Brad Hand
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Corey Madden, C J.T. Realmuto, OF Jorge Padilla
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeff Allison, RHP Corey Madden, RHP A.J. Ramos, 3B Neil Sellers, SS Ryan
Klosterman
Against the backdrop of the University of Connecticut's historic ’11 draft—in which George Springer went 11th to
the Astros and Matt Barnes went 19th to the Red Sox—the Marlins released a pair of former Huskies. Dan
Mahoney, an ’09 fourth-rounder, made just 22 starts in three pro seasons and didn't pitch at all this season. Like
Mahoney, David Peters was an ’09 pick (16th round) and also did not play this season.
A second round pick by the Marlins out of Chaska H.S. (Minn.) in 2008, Hand (21) was 7-1, 3.53 ERA (1.27
WHIP) in 11 starts at AA-Jacksonville when was called-up.
Houston Astros
Signed: C Emerson Frostad (Lancaster (Atlantic))
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Bobby Doran, OF Daniel Adamson
Reinstated from DL: LHP Colton Pitkin, C Carlos Corporan
Kansas City Royals
Released: RHP Chad Blauer, RHP Dylan Lindsay, RHP Matt Mitchell, RHP Harold Mozingo, 1B Steven Caseres
Traded: C Lucas May to Diamondbacks for RHP Andrea Pizziconi
Recalled: RHP Jesse Chavez, RHP Vin Mazzaro
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Henry Barrera (High-A), RHP Robinson Tejeda (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jesse Chavez
Placed on 7-day DL: C Ryan Jenkins
Reinstated from DL: C Cody Clark, C Ryan Eigsti, OF Wil Myers
The D’backs signed Andrea Pizziconi out of Italy in September ’09, and he made his pro debut as an 18-year-old
in short-season ball last year: 2-1, 2.57 ERA, 1.22 WHIP in 39.2 IP between Missoula (Pioneer League) &
Yakima (Northwest League). The Royals assigned him to the Burlington roster (Appalachian/R).
Los Angeles Angels
Released: 2B Matt Cusick
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Alexi Amarista, OF Reggie Willits
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Suammy Baez, LHP Matt Meyer, C Kevin Richardson, SS Adam Younger
Reinstated from DL: RHP Johnny Hellweg, RHP Chris Scholl, OF Kevin Melillo
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: LHP Scott Rice (York (Atlantic))
Loaned to Mexican League: OF Roman Pena (to Campeche)
Recalled: RHP John Ely, 2B Ivan De Jesus Jr.
Added to 40-man roster: SS Dee Gordon
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Travis Schlichting (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP John Ely, 2B Ivan De Jesus Jr.
Reinstated from DL: RHP Stuart Pomeranz, RHP Luis Vasquez, LHP Greg Wilborn, OF Nick Buss
The best prospect in the Dodgers’ system entering the season, 23-year-old Gordon (a 4th round pick in 2008)
was hitting .315/.361/.370 with 22 SB in 50 games at AAA-Albuquerque. He brings up plus hitting, speed and
defense.
Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: LHP Alan Williams (Washington (Frontier))
Traded: OF Jeremy Reed to Twins for cash considerations
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 1B Erick Almonte (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mike McClendon
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Darren Byrd, RHP Damon Krestalude, C Dayton Buller, C Michael Roberts
Reinstated from DL: C Anderson de la Rosa, 2B Matt Cline, 3B T.J. Mittelstaedt, OF D'Vontrey Richardson
Alan Williams declined to sign as a Marlins draft pick in ’08 and ’09. After two years Meridian (Miss.) CC he
initially signed with Washington of the Frontier League this season.
Minnesota Twins
Signed: RHP Ricky Bowen
Released: RHP Brad Tippett, 2B Gunner Glad, 3B Matt Brown
Acquired: OF Jeremy Reed from Brewers for cash considerations
Recalled: 3B Luke Hughes, OF Ben Revere
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Brian Dinkelman
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Anthony Slama, SS Trevor Plouffe
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Joe Benson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kane Holbrooks, OF Aaron Hicks
Selected by the Twins in the eighth round of the 2006 Draft, Dinkelman (27) was at AAA-Rochester for the
second year in a row hitting a good .296/.374/.402 in 50 games.
New York Mets
Released: OF Carlos Guzman
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Manny Acosta
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Mike O'Connor
Option transferred: 3B Zach Lutz (Triple-A to High-A)
Reinstated from DL: C Juan Centeno, 3B Zach Lutz
New York Yankees
Signed: 2B Ronnier Mustelier
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Carlos Silva, C Austin Romine, OF Justin Maxwell
Reinstated from DL: C P.J. Pilittere, C Gary Sanchez, OF Greg Golson, OF Jason Place
26-year-old Ronnier Mustelier defected from Cuba following the ’09 season. He played for Santiago de Cuba in
the Cuban Serie Nacional. He hit .301/.407/.517 with 70 RBI in 296 AB in 2007-2008, finishing 9th in the league
in RBI. Through 2007-2008, he had hit .298 and slugged .467 in six seasons in Cuba. In 2008-2009, Mustelier
fell to .281/.405/.421 in 88 games and fielded .948 at third base. He left Cuba following that campaign.
Oakland Athletics
Signed: RHP Jason Bergmann
Recalled: RHP Fautino de los Santos, LHP Bobby Cramer, 2B Scott Sizemore
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Jemile Weeks
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Fautino de los Santos, 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff
Option transferred: 1B Chris Carter (Triple-A to High-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Mederos, LHP Polin Trinidad
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andrew Carignan, LHP Anthony Capra, 1B Chris Carter
Selected by the Athletics in the first round (12th overall) of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, Jemile Weeks is the
younger brother of Brewers’ 2B Rickie Weeks. He played in the All-Star Futures Game in 2009 and was named
the A's fifth-best prospect by Baseball America following the 2010 season. The switch-hitter was hitting
.321/.417/.446 with 10 SB in 45 games at AAA-Sacramento.
Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: SS Francisco Silva, OF Terry Evans
Recalled: RHP David Herndon, OF John Mayberry Jr.
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Mike Zagurski, OF John Mayberry Jr. (twice)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Eddie Bonine, RHP Josh Zeid, C Torre Langley, OF Rich Thompson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mike McGuire, C Jeff Lanning
Pittsburgh Pirates
Released: LHP Barrett Phillips
Recalled: LHP Tony Watson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Blaine Boyer, OF Cole White, OF Corey Wimberly
Reinstated from DL: 3B Chase Lyles, SS Chase d'Arnaud
Watson, a ninth round pick of the Pirates in 2007, has spent this season at Triple-A, where he was a 2.45 ERA in
29 1/3 innings. The 26-year-old has a 3.26 ERA in five seasons of minor league baseball for the Pirates'
affiliates.
St. Louis Cardinals
Released: 2B Ramon Vazquez, OF Pat Biserta
Recalled: RHP Maikel Cleto, 1B Mark Hamilton
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Lance Lynn, 3B Matt Carpenter
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Pete Kozma
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Maikel Cleto
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Matt Adams, 2B Packy Elkins, OF Tommy Pham
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Corrigan, RHP Pete Parise, C Charlie Cutler, 1B Kleininger Teran, SS Freddie
Bynum
A supplemental first round (39th overall) of the 2008 Draft out of Mississippi, Lynn was 5-3, 4.06 ERA in 10 starts
at AAA-Memphis, with 54 SO and 21 BB in 62 IP (1.40 WHIP). Baseball America ranked him the #6 Cardinals’
prospect for the 2011 season.
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A 13 round pick in 2009 out of Texas Christian college, Carpenter (25) was a Texas League All-Star last
season (.309/.412/.487, with 13 HR, 69 RBI in 105 games at Springfield). In his first taste of AAA-ball, the lefthanded hitter was hitting a solid .283/.421/.387 at Memphis.
San Diego Padres
Released: SS Robert Hudson
Recalled: OF Aaron Cunningham
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 2B Jarrett Hoffpauir (Triple-A)
Option transferred: RHP Simon Castro (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Branham, RHP Aaron Breit, C Tommy Medica, 2B Pat McKenna, OF Dan
Meeley
Reinstated from DL: RHP Simon Castro, RHP Matt Jackson, RHP Jon Leicester, LHP Jose DePaula, SS Jeudy
Valdez, OF Bobby Kielty
The Padres demoted Simon Castro to Double-A after a month on the disabled list with a right lat strain. He could
use a breather from the harsh climes of Triple-A Tucson, where the 23-year-old got hammered for a 10.17 ERA
and 2.14 WHIP in six starts.
San Francisco Giants
Recalled: 3B Conor Gillaspie
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Henry Sosa (Double-A)
Option transferred: OF Francisco Peguero (Double-A to High-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Waldis Joaquin, RHP Justin Schumer, OF Francisco Peguero
Seattle Mariners
Signed: RHP Jason Buursma
Released: RHP Manny Delcarmen, LHP Nick Czyz
Recalled: OF Greg Halman
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Michael Saunders
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Kuo Hui Lo, OF Jamie McOwen, OF Julio Morban
Reinstated from DL: RHP Stephen Kahn, 3B Matt Mangini
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: RHP Lance Cormier, RHP Jim Paduch (Chico (North American))
Released: RHP Edgar Gonzalez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joe Cruz, OF Chris Murrill
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dirk Hayhurst, RHP Jake Thompson
Paduch (28) already has experience in affiliated ball. A Reds 12th-round pick in ’03, he (essentially) topped out
in high Class A in ’06 before spending part or all of the next five years in the Northern, Frontier and North
American leagues as well as the American Association.
Texas Rangers
Signed: RHP Manny Delcarmen
Released: RHP Yhency Brazoban, RHP Justin Miller, RHP Salvador Sanchez
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Julio Borbon
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mike Perconte, C Jose Felix, 3B Mike Olt
Reinstated from DL: LHP Corey Young, C Elio Sarmiento, 1B Chris McGuiness
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Joe Musgrove (supplemental 1st round pick/2011)
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Eric Thames
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Casey Beck, LHP John Anderson, 3B Brett Lawrie, SS Ryan Goins, OF Jonathan
Jones
Reinstated from DL: C A.J. Jimenez, 1B Ryan Shealy, OF Jake Marisnick
Washington Nationals
Recalled: RHP Craig Stammen
Option transferred: RHP Garrett Mock (High-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Adam Carr, LHP Bobby Hansen
Reinstated from DL: LHP Patrick McCoy, C Carlos Maldonado, OF Randolph Oduber
May 23-31
Arizona Diamondbacks
Released: LHP Pat McAnaney
Recalled: LHP Zach Kroenke
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kam Mickolio
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Ellis, C Robby Hammock
Reinstated from DL: LHP Pat McAnaney, LHP Jordan Norberto
Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP Matt Frevert, RHP Aaron Shafer (Gateway/Frontier League)
Traded: RHP Rodrigo Lopez to Cubs for LHP Ryan Buchter
Recalled: RHP Cory Gearrin, LHP Mike Minor
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jairo Asencio, OF Wilkin Ramirez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cory Rasmus, LHP Ronan Pacheco
Reinstated from DL: RHP Thomas Berryhill, C Braeden Schlehuber, OF Geraldo Rodriguez
Atlanta signed Rodrigo Lopez to a minor league deal in late January and, after he enjoyed a nice run with TripleA Gwinnett, flipped him to the Cubs for hard-throwing, 24-year-old lefty reliever Ryan Buchter. With Chicago,
Buchter flunked out of Double-A this season (6.55 ERA, 2.18 WHIP) but struck out 17 in 10 1/3 innings after a
demotion to high Class A Daytona. The Braves kept him at the same level, with Lynchburg, after acquiring him.
With improved control of his low-90s heat and a sharper slider, Buchter could work his way into a low-leverage
relief role.
Baltimore Orioles
Released: RHP Ryan Drese, RHP Jake Rasner
Recalled: RHP Chris Jakubauskas, LHP Pedro Viola, C Craig Tatum
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brad Bergesen, RHP Chris Tillman, 1B Brandon Snyder
Reinstated from DL: OF Kieron Pope
Boston Red Sox
Recalled: RHP Michael Bowden, OF Josh Reddick
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Daniel Nava (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Michael Bowden
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Stephen Fife, OF Bryce Brentz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Garrett Rau, LHP Felix Doubront, 2B Nate Spears, OF Lucas LeBlanc
Chicago Cubs
Released: LHP J.R. Mathes
Traded: LHP Ryan Buchter to Braves for RHP Rodrigo Lopez
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Hung-Wen Chen (to Campeche)
Recalled: OF Tyler Colvin
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Rodrigo Lopez, 2B D.J. LeMahieu, OF Brad Snyder
Designated for assignment: RHP Robert Coello, RHP Jeff Stevens
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Justin Berg, RHP Casey Coleman, C Welington Castillo
Option transferred: RHP Alberto Cabrera (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Berg, RHP Robert Whitenack, C Michael Brenly, OF Smaily Borges
Reinstated from DL: RHP Oswaldo Martinez, 2B Augie Ojeda, OF Brett Jackson, OF Ty Wright
25-year-old Taiwanese hurler Hung-Wen Chen was pitching at AA-Tennessee (1-2, 4.21 ERA & 1.64 WHIP in
25.2 IP) in his fifth season in the Cubs’ system.
Splitting his time evenly at second and third base, D.J. LeMahieu led the Double-A Southern League in average
(.358) at the time of his callup. The positional versatility and contact are crucial for the ’09 second-rounder
because he doesn't offer a ton of power or patience.
Chicago White Sox
Recalled: RHP Lucas Harrell
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Brian Bruney, RHP Jeff Marquez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Lucas Harrell
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dylan Axelrod, RHP Chase Cooney, RHP Kevin Moran
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nathan Jones, RHP Steven Upchurch
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: RHP Tim Gustafson
Acquired: RHP Chris Mobley from Rangers for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Mike Leake, RHP Daryl Thompson
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chad Reineke, LHP Tom Cochran, LHP Jeremy Horst
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Daryl Thompson
Option transferred: RHP Daryl Thompson (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jordan Smith, 1B Carlos Mendez, 3B Mike Costanzo, SS Zack Cozart, OF Juan
Duran
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mark Serrano, OF Brian Barton
Horst (25), a 21st round pick in the 2007 Draft, was pitching extremely well in a long relief role for AAA-Louisville:
0-1, 1.73 ERA in 26 IP (23 K, 9 BB, 16 H, 0.96 WHIP).
Cleveland Indians
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Judy, 3B Jared Goedert, OF Ezequiel Carrera
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Josh Rodriguez
Colorado Rockies
Recalled: RHP Bruce Billings, RHP Juan Nicasio, 2B Eric Young Jr., SS Chris Nelson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Bruce Billings
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Ian Stewart, OF Mike Zuanich
Reinstated from DL: RHP Parker Frazier, RHP Sean Jarrett, RHP John Maine, 1B Mike Paulk, 2B Brad Emaus,
OF Cole Garner, OF Eliezer Mesa
The Rockies have remade their roster on the fly, booting Franklin Morales (minor trade to Red Sox), Felipe
Paulino (minor trade to Royals) and Jose Lopez (DFA) off the roster, thus all the callups. Interestingly, Colorado
traded for Paulino and Lopez last winter.
Detroit Tigers
Released: RHP Chris Oxspring
Recalled: LHP Andy Oliver, SS Danny Worth
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Robbie Weinhardt (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ryan Perry, LHP Adam Wilk
Placed on 7-day DL: C Omir Santos
Reinstated from DL: LHP Drew Smyly, LHP Shawn Teufel
Florida Marlins
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Robert Morey, RHP A.J. Ramos, RHP Adam Veres
Reinstated from DL: C Dallas Hord, OF Mark Canha
Houston Astros
Signed: RHP Brad Hennessey
Released: 2B Joe Inglett
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jordan Lyles, C Robinson Cancel
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Brian Bogusevic
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Blake King
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Colton Pitkin
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tanner Bushue, RHP Jorge De Leon, RHP Robby Donovan
Kansas City Royals
Released: RHP Cole Lohden, RHP Jake Ramsey
Los Angeles Angels
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Jean Segura
Los Angeles Dodgers
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Josh Lindblom
Designated for assignment: RHP Travis Schlichting
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Russ Mitchell
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Derek Cone, LHP Cole St. Clair, C Keyter Collado, OF Nick Buss
Reinstated from DL: LHP Randy Keisler, C Jessie Mier
Selected by the Dodgers out of Purdue University in the second round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft,
Lindblom (24) was assigned at AA-Chattanooga to start the season, after a rough 2010 campaign at AAAAlburquerque (3-2, 6.54 ERA). The righty has been pitching well so far: 1-3-7, 2.96 ERA, with 33 K and 11 BB in
24.1 IP (1.36 WHIP).
Milwaukee Brewers
Released: RHP Trey Watten, 1B Chris Nowak
Outrighted off 40-man roster: C Mike Rivera (Triple-A), OF Brandon Boggs (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mark Rogers, C Anderson de la Rosa, 2B Matt Cline, 3B T.J. Mittelstaedt, SS Carlos
George, OF Chuck Caufield, OF Brendan Katin
Reinstated from DL: RHP Justin James, LHP Del Howell, 1B Sean Halton, 1B Cody Hawn, 3B Zelous Wheeler,
SS Anderson Machado
Minnesota Twins
Recalled: RHP Jim Hoey, RHP Anthony Slama
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Chuck James
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Dusty Hughes
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kane Holbrooks, LHP Spencer Steedley, 3B Ray Chang, OF Aaron Hicks
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brad Stillings, RHP Dakota Watts, LHP Nelvin Fuentes, C Jair Fernandez
New York Mets
Released: OF Lorenzo Scott
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Dale Thayer
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Pat Misch (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Fernando Martinez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Erik Goeddel, RHP Luis Rojas, C Juan Centeno
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jack Egbert, RHP Armando Rodriguez, OF Lucas Duda
New York Yankees
Released: RHP Brian Anderson, LHP Andy Sisco
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kanekoa Texeira (claimed off outright waivers from KC)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Daniel Burawa, RHP Warner Madrigal, RHP Amauri Sanit, C Francisco Arcia, C P.J.
Pilittere, OF Melky Mesa, OF Damon Sublett
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brian Anderson, LHP Naoya Okamoto, LHP Andy Sisco, C Ryan Baker, OF Zoilo
Almonte, OF Jordan Parraz
Oakland Athletics
Traded: 2B Steve Tolleson to Padres for cash considerations
Recalled: LHP Bobby Cramer
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Bobby Cramer, 2B Scott Sizemore (acquired from Detroit for David Pauley)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ethan Hollingsworth, LHP Anthony Capra
Reinstated from DL: LHP Bobby Cramer, SS Grant Green
Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: LHP Les Walrond (Lancaster/Atlantic), OF Scott Podsednik
Released: OF Cory Sullivan
Recalled: LHP Mike Zagurski
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP David Herndon, RHP Vance Worley
Pittsburgh Pirates
Recalled: LHP Daniel Moskos
Added to 40-man roster: C Dusty Brown, 3B Josh Harrison
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jhonathan Ramos, C Jason Jaramillo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Vic Black, LHP Dan Meyer, OF Corey Wimberly
A sixth round pick in 2008, Harrison (23) was hitting .321/.361/.455 with 8 SB in 37 games at AAA-Indianapolis.
St. Louis Cardinals
Released: RHP Jason Buursma, LHP Hector Cardenas, LHP Rich Rundles, OF Jarred Bogany
Recalled: RHP Blake King, RHP P.J. Walters
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP P.J. Walters (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Pete Parise, C Charlie Cutler, 1B Kleininger Teran, 2B Packy Elkins, OF Nick
Longmire
Reinstated from DL: RHP Aaron Terry, LHP Rich Rundles, C Steven Hill, OF Adam Melker
San Diego Padres
Acquired: 2B Steve Tolleson from Athletics for cash considerations
Recalled: 2B Logan Forsythe
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Samuel Deduno (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jon Leicester, RHP Adam Schrader, SS Jeudy Valdez
San Francisco Giants
Released: OF Terry Evans, OF Kyle Wilson
Recalled: 1B Brandon Belt
Added to 40-man roster: C Chris Stewart, SS Brandon Crawford
Designated for assignment: RHP Henry Sosa, SS Ryan Rohlinger
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Dan Runzler
Reinstated from DL: OF Thomas Neal
Terry Evans spent 39 games with Triple-A Fresno and batted .232/.311/.337 with one homer and eight steals.
Traded by the Cardinals to the Angels for Jeff Weaver in ’06, Evans smacked 33 homers and stole 37 bases that
season. He had some good times in Triple-A Salt Lake, hitting 60 homers in parts of four seasons there from ’07
through ’10.
24-year-old Crawford is the #6 Giants’ prospect according to Baseball America. The left-handed was hitting
.322/.412/.593 with 5 doubles, 3 HR and 15 RBI in 14 games at San Jose (California/A Adv.). He was selected
by the Giants in the fourth round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of UCLA.
Seattle Mariners
Signed: LHP Tony Butler
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP John Hesketh, 3B Shaver Hansen, OF Leury Bonilla, OF Eddy Martinez-Esteve
Reinstated from DL: RHP Charlie Haeger, 1B Tim Morris, OF Joe Dunigan, OF Greg Halman
This is the same Tony Butler (third round ’06) whom Seattle included in its Erik Bedard trade with the Orioles in
February ’08. He pitched sporadically in the Orioles and then Brewers systems in the past three seasons.
Tampa Bay Rays
Recalled: RHP Alex Cobb
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Rob Delaney (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jay Buente (claimed off outright waivers from Florida), RHP Brandon Gomes
Placed on 7-day DL: OF John Matulia
Texas Rangers
Traded: RHP Chris Mobley to Reds for future considerations
Recalled: LHP Michael Kirkman
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Brett Tomko (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Elio Sarmiento
Reinstated from DL: C Vin DiFazio
Toronto Blue Jays
Released: RHP Chris Malone
Recalled: SS Mike McCoy
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Alan Farina
Reinstated from DL: RHP Casey Beck
That didn't take long. The Blue Jays acquired 27-year-old righty reliever Chris Malone when they traded Brad
Emaus to the Rockies in April. In eight relief innings for high Class A Dunedin, Malone struck out seven batters
but also surrendered 10 walks, six hits and six runs.
Washington Nationals
Released: RHP Brandon Meister, 1B Tyler Oliver
Recalled: RHP Collin Balester, RHP Yunesky Maya
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Collin Balester
Option transferred: RHP Garrett Mock (Triple-A to High-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Shairon Martis, C Miguel Perez, 3B Tim Pahuta
Reinstated from DL: RHP Garrett Mock, RHP Zech Zinicola, LHP Atahualpa Severino, LHP Sammy Solis
May 18-25
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: RHP Armando Galarraga
Recalled: RHP Kam Mickolio
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Micah Owings, 3B Sean Burroughs
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Armando Galarraga (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jordan Norberto, 1B Bobby Stone
Reinstated from DL: RHP Josh Ellis, RHP Tyler Green
Burroughs, 30, earned the promotion by batting .386/.434/.571 in 27 games at the Triple-A level. He hasn't
played in a major league game in five years (2006 Tampa Bay). He was the 9th overall pick by the Padres in the
1998 Draft and played in MLB with S. Diego for 4 seasons (2002-2005).
Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP Steven Shell, 2B Julio Lugo
Released: RHP Wes Alsup, RHP Tim Gustafson
Recalled: RHP Jairo Asencio, RHP Julio Teheran, OF Jordan Schafer
Added to 40-man roster: OF Wilkin Ramirez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cory Gearrin, RHP Julio Teheran
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Dimasther Delgado, C Braeden Schlehuber, OF Geraldo Rodriguez
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Stephen Marek, LHP Chad Rodgers
Reinstated from DL: RHP Erik Cordier, RHP David Hale, C Jesus Sucre
Reinstated from inactive list: OF Mycal Jones
The Braves signed 28-year-old Steven Shell to replace Stephen Marek (Tommy John surgery) in the Triple-A
Gwinnett bullpen. Shell signed on with the Royals in the offseason and pitched eight times in relief for Triple-A
Omaha, notching 11 strikeouts and four walks in 12 1/3 innings. He also allowed 19 hits and three home runs,
though, which explains his 8.03 ERA.
A former Tigers’ prospect, Dominican born Ramirez (25) has been showing power this season: he hit 7 HRs in
36 games at AAA-Toledo (.500 SLG), but he hasn’t showed much patience at the plate with 31 K/8 BB (.299
OBP).
Baltimore Orioles
Placed on restricted list: RHP David Riske
Recalled: RHP Chris Jakubauskas, LHP Troy Patton, 1B Brandon Snyder, OF Nolan Reimold
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Ryan Adams
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jason Berken, RHP Chris Jakubauskas, LHP Troy Patton
Reinstated from DL: C Craig Tatum
Selected by the Orioles in the second round of the 2006 Draft out of high school, Adams (24) was hitting
.303/.373/.434 in 39 games at Norfolk, in his first taste of Triple-A ball.
Boston Red Sox
Signed: RHP Chris Huseby, RHP Kevin Millwood
Released: RHP Ryan Harvey
Placed on suspended list: 1B Miles Head
Recalled: RHP Michael Bowden
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Drew Sutton
Designated for assignment: OF Daniel Nava
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Hideki Okajima (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Michael Bowden, SS Jose Iglesias
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brock Huntzinger, RHP Garrett Rau, C Leonel Escobar, OF Lucas LeBlanc
Reinstated from DL: 2B Sean Coyle, OF Wilfred Pichardo
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Chris Huseby, RHP Kevin Millwood
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Miguel Celestino, RHP Garrett Rau, C Leonel Escobar, 1B Miles Head
Chicago Cubs
Recalled: RHP Justin Berg
Added to 40-man roster: OF Lou Montanez
Chicago White Sox
Traded: RHP Brandon Hynick to Reds for future considerations
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jacob Petricka, RHP Steven Upchurch, 3B Jon Gilmore
Reinstated from DL: 3B Jon Gilmore
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: RHP Steven Jackson
Released: RHP Dallas Buck, OF Kyle Day
Acquired: RHP Brandon Hynick from White Sox for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Carlos Fisher, LHP Matt Maloney, 3B Todd Frazier
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jordan Smith, RHP Edinson Volquez, 3B Todd Frazier
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ruben Medina, RHP Josh Ravin, LHP Dontrelle Willis
Reinstated from DL: RHP Doug Salinas, LHP Blaine Howell, 1B Neftali Soto, OF Denis Phipps
Selected by the Diamondbacks in the third round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, 26-year-old Buck was
acquired from Arizona along with two PTBNL (Wilkin Castillo & Micah Owings) in an August 2008 trade that sent
OF Adam Dunn to the Diamondbacks. The righty was 1-5, 8.50 ERA (2.03 WHIP) in 8 starts at AA-Carolina, in
his third consecutive year in the Southern League (AA).
Cleveland Indians
Voluntarily retired: OF Jason Smit
Recalled: RHP Frank Herrmann, RHP Josh Judy, 2B Luis Valbuena, OF Ezequiel Carrera
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Justin Germano (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Luis Valbuena
Option transferred: LHP Nick Hagadone (Double-A to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bryan Price, 1B Beau Mills, 3B Jeremie Tice
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Carlos Moncrief
Shifted to the bullpen this season, Nick Hagadone made short work of the Double-A Eastern League, striking out
9.5, walking 2.8 and allowing 5.6 hits per nine innings for Akron.
Colorado Rockies
Recalled: RHP Matt Daley, RHP Greg Reynolds
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Parker Frazier
Reinstated from DL: RHP Billy Buckner, RHP Dan Perkins
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Andy Graham
Detroit Tigers
Released: RHP Richard Zumaya
Recalled: LHP Charlie Furbush
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Enrique Gonzalez, LHP Adam Wilk
Designated for assignment: RHP Robbie Weinhardt
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brayan Villarreal
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeff Ferrell, RHP Nate Newman, RHP Jordan Pratt
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ramon Lebron, RHP Richard Zumaya
The younger brother of Joel Zumaya, righty reliever Richard spent the past two season in low Class A which
resulted in a 5.30 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 36-to-27 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 54 innings.
Wilk (23) was pitching a solid 3-4, 3.86 ERA (32 K/5 BB in 49 IP) as a starter at AAA-Toledo. The lefty was an
11th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Long Beach State.
Florida Marlins
Released: 1B Chad Cregar, OF Aaron Mathews
Recalled: RHP Steve Cishek
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jay Buente
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Ozzie Martinez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeff Allison, SS Ryan Klosterman
Reinstated from DL: LHP Sean West, 2B Tim Torres, OF Kyle Jensen, OF Aaron Mathews
Placed on temporarily inactive list: 1B Chad Cregar
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Sandy Rosario, 1B Chad Cregar
The Marlins turned to 27-year-old Jay Buente to fill in for the injured Josh Johnson, and he allowed four runs in
three innings in his lone start against the Rays. Tampa Bay must have seen something it liked because they
claimed him on waivers when Florida designated him for assignment in favor of Steve Cishek.
Houston Astros
Released: 1B Brian Pellegrini
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Fernando Rodriguez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jorge De Leon, RHP Robby Donovan, RHP Henry Villar
Reinstated from DL: RHP Sammy Gervacio, RHP Chris Hicks, 1B Brian Pellegrini, OF Julio Martinez
A slow recovery from December microfracture surgery on his knee prompted Brian Pellegrini to ask for his
release. The ’07 12th-round pick remains the highest-drafted player ever out of St. Bonaventure. Pellegrini
mashed a combined 50 home runs in ’09 and ’10, hitting 23 of those for high Class A Lancaster.
Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP Edgar Garcia
Released: OF Adrian Ortiz
Recalled: RHP Greg Holland
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Danny Duffy
Designated for assignment: RHP Kanekoa Texeira
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jeremy Jeffress, OF Jarrod Dyson
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP John Lamb, C Ryan Eigsti
Reinstated from DL: RHP Harold Mozingo, 1B Jake Kuebler, OF Derrick Robinson
A fifth-round selection out of a Puerto Rico high school in ’04, Adrian Ortiz did not improve his draft stock at
Pepperdine. He again went in the fifth round in ’07 and pulled down $149,400 from the Royals. Possibly the
fastest player in Division I at the time he was drafted, Ortiz batted .286/.317/.357 in five pro seasons, topping out
with high Class A Wilmington, but he lacked the on-base skills and instincts to be a stolen-base threat. He
swiped 105 bases in 156 career attempts (67 percent). He hit .115/.179/.231 in 8 games at Wilmington
(Carolina/A Adv.), in his fourth consecutive stint at the level.
Los Angeles Angels
Released: RHP Young-Il Jung, C Ikko Sumi
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Scholl
Reinstated from DL: 1B Gabe Jacobo, SS Jean Segura
The Angels dumped Young-Il Jung after five pro seasons resulted in 33 2/3 innings because of myriad injures.
He signed for $1 million out of Korean high school in ’06. Jung showed strikeout stuff (23 in 22 2/3 innings) with
low Class A Cedar Rapids in ’10, but he also walked 22.
Japanese Sumi (23) was signed by the Angels in December 2007. He never hit in his four seasons in the Angels’
system: .223/.305/.251 overall. He was in the Inland Empire’ roster (California League/A Adv.).
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Daniel Carela, RHP Ian Snell
Released: RHP Steven Jackson
Placed on suspended list: RHP JonMichael Redding
Recalled: RHP Ramon Troncoso
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Rubby de la Rosa
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Roman Colon, OF Nick Akins
Reinstated from DL: LHP Aaron Miller, 1B Chris Jacobs, 3B Corey Smith
Ian Snell comes out of retirement to a sign minor league deal with the Dodgers. He ran up a 6.66 ERA and 1.64
WHIP for Triple-A Tacoma last season. Now, Albuquerque awaits.
21-year-old De La Rosa was pitching very well at AA-Chattanooga: 2-2, 2.93 ERA (52/19 K/BB in 40 IP, 1.23
WHIP). The Dominican was the #3 prospect in the Dodgers’ system entering the season according to Baseball
America.
Milwaukee Brewers
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Sean Green (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Daniel Ray Herrera (claimed off outright waivers from Cincinnati)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Cravy, RHP Justin James, RHP Matt Miller, 1B Sean Halton, 1B Cody Hawn,
OF D'Vontrey Richardson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Damon Krestalude, C Michael Roberts, SS Carlos George, OF Scott Krieger, OF
Logan Schafer
Minnesota Twins
Released: LHP Martire Garcia
Recalled: LHP Dusty Hughes
Outrighted off 40-man roster: C Steve Holm (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Luke Hughes, OF Ben Revere
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Yorman Bazardo, RHP Jeff Manship, RHP Dakota Watts, RHP Brad Stillings
Reinstated from DL: LHP Tony Davis, C Kyle Knudson
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Deinys Suarez
Twenty-one-year-old lefty Martire Garcia had a huge year for Rookie-level Elizabethton last year—6-0, 1.75 with
63 whiffs in 46 innings—but in 48 career innings for low Class A Beloit his walk rate registers at 9 per nine
innings. He was signed by the Twins as a non-drafted free agent on Feb. 5, 2007 out of the Dominican Republic.
The lefty had a poor 2-1, 5.57 ERA (2.10 WHIP) in 21 IP at Beloit (Midwest/A).
New York Mets
Signed: 1B Jason Botts (York/Atlantic League)
Recalled: SS Ruben Tejada
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Nick Evans
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose de la Torre, C Kai Gronauer, SS Matt Bouchard
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nick Carr, 2B Reese Havens
Placed on temporarily inactive list: LHP Casey Fossum
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Casey Fossum
1B/OF Jason Botts (30) has been assigned to depleted Triple-A Buffalo. He appeared in 93 games for the Texas
Rangers from 2005-08, hitting .230 with five homers in 282 at-bats. The switch-hitting Botts played in Japan in
2009. He appeared in 80 games last season with Triple-A Syracuse in the Washington Nationals
organization. The Mets recently have added free-agent infieder Luis Figueroa and acquired outfielder Bubba
Bell to bolster Buffalo after a rash of call-ups (F. Martinez, N. Evans, R. Tejada) and injury (Duda). Botts was
hitting .370 with 4 HR & 13 RBI in 14 games with the York Revolution.
New York Yankees
Recalled: RHP Lance Pendleton
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Amauri Sanit
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Naoya Okamoto, LHP Andy Sisco, C Gary Sanchez, OF Jordan Parraz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Grant Duff, RHP Craig Heyer, RHP Warner Madrigal
Oakland Athletics
Signed: LHP Lenny DiNardo (Long Island/Atlantic League)
Released: C Yusuf Carter
Recalled: RHP Fautino de los Santos, RHP Joey Devine, RHP Guillermo Moscoso, LHP Jerry Blevins, LHP
Josh Outman
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Fautino de los Santos, RHP Trystan Magnuson, LHP Jerry Blevins
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Andrew Carignan, C Max Stassi, SS Grant Green, SS Josh Horton
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andrew Carignan, RHP Graham Godfrey, RHP Jonathan Joseph, LHP Jeff Urlaub, C
Mitch Canham, C Ryan Ortiz, 3B Jason Christian
Moscoso represents a great value pickup for the Athletics, who nabbed the designated-for-assignment righty for
Ryan Kelly in January. Moscoso went 8-7, 4.02 for Triple-A Sacramento this season, striking out 43 and walking
13 in 40 1/3 innings, and he pitched effectively in his Oakland debut on May 24.
Philadelphia Phillies
Acquired: SS Niuman Romero from Blue Jays for future considerations
Recalled: RHP David Herndon, RHP Vance Worley, OF Domonic Brown
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Scott Mathieson, 2B Pete Orr
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Michael Cisco, C Joel Naughton
Reinstated from DL: C Sebastian Valle
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: RHP Blaine Boyer (re-signed)
Released: RHP Blaine Boyer (and subsequently re-signed), RHP Yerfi Taveras
Recalled: SS Pedro Ciriaco
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Daniel Moskos
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Dan Meyer, SS Chase d'Arnaud, SS Gift Ngoepe
Reinstated from DL: LHP Donald Veal, C Wyatt Toregas
St. Louis Cardinals
Released: RHP Matt Frevert, RHP Francisco Guzman, RHP Wilson Matos, SS Ronald Ramirez
Recalled: C Tony Cruz, SS Pete Kozma
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mitch Boggs, 1B Mark Hamilton
Option transferred: RHP Blake King (Triple-A to Double-A), 3B Zack Cox (High-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Corrigan, RHP Deryk Hooker, RHP Aaron Terry, LHP Ryan Copeland
Reinstated from DL: C Luis de la Cruz, OF Tommy Pham
San Diego Padres
Released: RHP Robert Sabo
Voluntarily retired: 2B Alex Cintron
Added to 40-man roster: OF Blake Tekotte
Designated for assignment: RHP Samuel Deduno
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Evan Scribner, OF Will Venable
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Jackson, LHP Jose De Paula, 1B Cody Decker
Reinstated from DL: LHP Juan Oramas
Blake Tekotte vaulted over the Padres' Triple-A Tucson outfield on his way to replacing Will Venable in San
Diego. The 24-year-old Tekotte batted .291/.410/.486 with six homers and 14 steals in 39 games for Double-A
San Antonio. Aaron Cunningham, Luis Durango and Cedric Hunter remain on the 40-man roster, and in Tucson.
He was selected by San Diego in the third round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Miami.
San Francisco Giants
Recalled: 2B Emmanuel Burriss
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Austin Fleet, RHP Waldis Joaquin, OF Mike McBryde
Placed on temporarily inactive list: OF Terry Evans
Seattle Mariners
Signed: C Norberto Susini
Released: RHP Chris Smith
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Tom Wilhelmsen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Fields, LHP John Hesketh, 1B Tim Morris
Reinstated from DL: OF Julio Morban
According to the Utica (N.Y.) Observer-Dispatch, catcher Norberto Susini played college ball at Odessa (Texas )
JC and is a nephew of Alex Rodriguez.
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: 1B Dan Johnson
Placed on restricted list: LHP David Newmann
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Felipe Lopez, OF Justin Ruggiano
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 1B Dan Johnson (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Rob Delaney
Reinstated from DL: RHP Merrill Kelly, 3B Julio Cedeno, OF Lucas Montero
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP David Newmann
Texas Rangers
Recalled: RHP Yoshinori Tateyama, C Taylor Teagarden
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cody Eppley, RHP Ryan Tucker, C Taylor Teagarden, 1B Chris Davis
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Randol Rojas, C Yefry Castillo, 3B Brian Barden
Reinstated from inactive list: OF Engel Beltre
A 35-year-old veteran of the Japanese Pacific League (12 yrs with the Nippon Ham Fighters), Yoshinori
Tateyama carved up batters with Triple-A Round Rock, striking out 26 and walking four in 21 innings for 2.14
ERA & 1.00 WHIP.
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Robert Ray (outrighted to Triple-A)
Traded: SS Niuman Romero to Phillies for future considerations
Recalled: LHP Luis Perez, SS Mike McCoy
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Mike McCoy
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Daly, RHP Robert Ray, LHP Egan Smith, C A.J. Jimenez, OF Jake Marisnick
Reinstated from DL: LHP John Anderson, LHP Rommie Lewis, LHP Alex Pepe, 1B Balbino Fuenmayor, SS
Niuman Romero
Washington Nationals
Released: OF Boomer Whiting
Returned Rule 5 selection: RHP Brian Broderick (to Cardinals)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Patrick McCoy, SS Francisco Soriano, OF Randolph Oduber
Reinstated from DL: RHP Erik Davis, RHP Cameron Selik, OF Boomer Whiting
May 11-17
Arizona Diamondbacks
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Green
Atlanta Braves
Signed: SS Kyle Davis
Released: 1B Riaan Spanjer-Furstenburg
Placed on suspended list: OF Mycal Jones
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Scott Proctor
Placed on 7-day DL: C Jesus Sucre
Reinstated from DL: 3B Donell Linares, 3B Dan Nelson, OF Adam Milligan
South African Furstenburg was selected by Atlanta in the 16th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. He won
MVP honors in the ’09 Appalachian League for hitting .359 and winning the batting title, but he's done little of
note since. The 23-year-old batted .188/.212/.266 (12-for-64) for high Class A Lynchburg prior to his release.
Police arrested Mycal Jones early on the morning of May 13 and charged him with DUI. The Braves converted
the erstwhile shortstop (43 errors in 125 games last year) to center field at Double-A Mississippi this season.
Baltimore Orioles
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Josh Rupe (Triple-A)
Option transferred: RHP Chorye Spoone (Triple-A to Double-A)
Boston Red Sox
Released: LHP Kris Johnson, C Paul Hoover
Placed on suspended list: RHP Miguel Celestino, RHP Garrett Rau, C Leonel Escobar, C Christian Vazquez
Recalled: RHP Scott Atchison
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Felix Doubront, 2B Sean Coyle, 2B Nate Spears
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Balcom-Miller, C Paul Hoover, C Josue Peley, SS Brent Dlugach
Reinstated from inactive list: C Christian Vazquez, C Mark Wagner
The 40th overall pick in the ’06 draft, lefty Kris Johnson never got over the Triple-A hump, going 11-28, 6.09 for
Pawtucket with a 1.69 WHIP, based largely on a crazy-high 11.6 hits allowed per nine innings.
The South Atlantic League handed down suspensions to key participants, including the four players listed above,
in the Greenville-Charleston brawl on May 14.
Chicago Cubs
Recalled: LHP Scott Maine, C Welington Castillo
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Doug Davis, OF Tony Campana
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Thomas Diamond (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Justin Berg, RHP Marcos Mateo, OF Tyler Colvin
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Smit, OF Jim Adduci, OF D.J. Fitzgerald, OF Brett Jackson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dallas Beeler, RHP Kyle Smit, LHP Graham Hicks, C Mario Mercedes
Placed on temporarily inactive list: OF Matt Szczur
Reinstated from inactive list: OF Matt Szczur
Drafted by the Cubs in the 13th round of the 2008 Draft, Campana (25) was hitting .342/.383/.442 with 8 SB in
30 games at Triple A-Iowa. The speedy outfielder stole 48 bases in 2010 at AA and 66 in 2009 between A/A
Adv. levels.
Chicago White Sox
Released: LHP Miguel Negron, SS Kyle Davis, OF Ozzie Lewis
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Dallas McPherson
Option transferred: RHP Gregory Infante (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nathan Jones, RHP Jhonny Nunez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Joe Bisenius, LHP Wes Whisler, SS Kyle Davis, SS Tyler Saladino
After 11 years as a minor league center fielder (18th overall pick, ’00 Blue Jays), Miguel Negron converted to the
mound this season. Pitching for low Class A Kannapolis, the 28-year-old lefty worked 8 2/3 innings, recording six
strikeouts, seven walks and 10 runs.
Cincinnati Reds
Released: C Chase Weems, 1B Eric Eymann
Placed on restricted list: OF Welinton Ramirez
Recalled: RHP Jordan Smith
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Carlos Fisher, RHP Mike Leake, 2B Chris Valaika, 3B Juan Francisco
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Blaine Howell
Reinstated from DL: RHP Justin Lehr, RHP Juan Carlos Sulbaran, 1B Carlos Mendez
Cleveland Indians
Released: 2B Dan DeGeorge
Traded: OF Bubba Bell to Mets for future considerations
Placed on restricted list: OF John Drennen
Recalled: OF Travis Buck
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Jason Donald
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Carlos Moncrief
Drennen faces a 50-game suspension for testing positive for Clomiphene, a performance-enhancing substance.
Colorado Rockies
Released: RHP Jesus Colome, 2B Jason Van Kooten
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Ian Stewart
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dustin Molleken, 1B Mike Paulk, 2B Brad Emaus
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andrew Johnston, LHP Craig Bennigson, LHP Joe Torres, OF Mike Mitchell, OF
Brian Rike
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Albert Campos, RHP Andy Graham, LHP Craig Bennigson
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Albert Campos, RHP Josh Slaats, C Jordan Pacheco, OF Jeff Salazar
Detroit Tigers
Released: OF Clay Timpner
Acquired: OF Adam Calderone from Blue Jays for future considerations
Added to 40-man roster: OF Andy Dirks
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Ortega
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Chris Oxspring
25-year-old Dirks was selected by the Tigers in the eighth round of the June 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of
Wichita State. The left-handed outfielder was hitting .328 with 6 HR & 20 RBI in 34 games at Triple A-Toledo
(.375 OBA/.527 SLG). Baseball America ranked him as the best defensive OF in the Tigers system entering the
season.
Florida Marlins
Released: OF Erik Lis
Recalled: RHP Steven Cishek
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Steven Cishek, OF Bryan Petersen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Sean Watson, OF Mark Canha, OF Kyle Jensen, OF Brent Keys, OF Aaron Mathews
Reinstated from DL: C Wilfredo Gimenez, 1B Chad Cregar, 1B Ben Lasater
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Sandy Rosario
Houston Astros
Signed: RHP Nelson Figueroa, C Max Ramirez
Voluntarily retired: C Jon Fixler
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Nelson Figueroa (Triple-A), 2B Joe Inglett (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Fernando Abad
Option transferred: RHP David Carpenter (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tanner Bushue, RHP Jose Trinidad, LHP Wes Musick
Reinstated from DL: LHP Gabriel Garcia, LHP Dallas Keuchel, 2B Enrique Hernandez, SS Oswaldo Navarro
Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP Jose Veras
Released: RHP Nick Wooley
Recalled: RHP Vin Mazzaro, LHP Everett Teaford
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Vin Mazzaro
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Harold Mozingo, OF Brian Fletcher, OF Wil Myers
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach Miner, 2B Angel Franco
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: RHP Jason Bulger (outrighted), C Francis Larson (22)
Released: C Braulio Pardo
Recalled: RHP Kevin Jepsen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Johnny Hellweg, RHP Dan Sattler, 2B Ryan Mount, SS Jean Segura
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Palmer, 2B Ryan Mount, 3B Michael Wing
A 22nd-round pick out of UC Irvine last year, where he majored in philosophy, Francis Larson hit .303/.378/.493
with eight homers as a senior but didn't sign with Los Angeles until this May.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Recalled: RHP Javy Guerra, LHP Scott Elbert
Added to 40-man roster: SS Juan Castro
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Ivan De Jesus Jr.
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Greg Wilborn, 3B Pedro Baez, 3B Corey Smith
Reinstated from DL: RHP Steven Jackson, RHP Chris Withrow, C Steve Cilladi
A 4th round pick by the Dodgers in 2004, Guerra (25) was pitching very well at AA-Chattanooga: 1-0-3, 1.06 ERA
(0.76 WHIP) in 17 relief innings.
Milwaukee Brewers
Released: RHP Alex Periard, 1B Demetrius McKelvie
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Tim Dillard, C Mike Rivera
Designated for assignment: RHP Sean Green
Option transferred: RHP Mark Rogers (Triple-A to High-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Damon Krestalude, LHP Del Howell, SS Anderson Machado, SS Josh Prince, OF
Scott Krieger
Reinstated from DL: RHP Wily Peralta, RHP Mark Rogers, LHP Brian Garman, C Dayton Buller, 1B Chris
Nowak
Minnesota Twins
Recalled: RHP Anthony Swarzak
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Phil Dumatrait
Designated for assignment: C Steve Holm
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jim Hoey, OF Rene Tosoni
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brad Stillings, LHP Dan Osterbrock
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ben Tootle, LHP Ryan Mullins
New York Mets
Signed: SS Luis Figueroa
Acquired: OF Bubba Bell from Indians for future considerations
Placed on restricted list: RHP Edgar Ramirez
Recalled: OF Fernando Martinez
Outrighted off 40-man roster: SS Chin-Lung Hu (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ryota Igarashi
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Lucas Duda
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tobi Stoner
Ramirez tested positive for Methylhexaneamine, a performance-enhancing substance, and he'll sit for 50 games.
New York Yankees
Signed: LHP Randy Flores
Recalled: RHP Hector Noesi, OF Chris Dickerson
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Amaury Sanit
Designated for assignment: RHP Jess Todd
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Buddy Carlyle, RHP Lance Pendleton, SS Ramiro Pena
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Craig Heyer, OF Jason Place
Signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on Aug. 9, 2008, Cuban defector Sanit (31) was suspended
for 50 games in the 2010 season for the use of performance enhancing drugs.
Oakland Athletics
Signed: LHP Polin Trinidad
Released: RHP Scott Hodsdon, RHP Jeff Lyman, RHP Justin Murray
Recalled: RHP Trystan Magnuson
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jerry Blevins
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeiler Castillo, LHP Bobby Cramer, 3B Jason Christian
Reinstated from DL: RHP Scott Hodsdon, RHP Connor Hoehn, LHP Jeff Urlaub, 3B Tony Thompson, OF
Michael Taylor
Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: RHP Juan Morillo (Rakuten (Japan)), C Liam Bedford
Released: RHP Adrian Alaniz, 3B Stephen Batts
Placed on restricted list: 2B Kevin Frandsen
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Vance Worley
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jason Grilli, C Sebastian Valle
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brody Colvin, C Bronco Lafrenz, 1B Tagg Bozied
Frandsen garnered a 50-game suspension for testing positive for Ritalinic acid.
The Phillies signed 17-year-old catcher Liam Bedford out of Australia.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Released: RHP Tom Boleska
Option transferred: RHP Chris Leroux (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeff Inman, LHP Garrett Olson, OF Corey Wimberly
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brian Leach, RHP Bryan Morris, RHP Tyler Waldron
St. Louis Cardinals
Released: OF Freddy Parejo
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jess Todd
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Freddie Bynum, OF Adam Melker, OF Tommy Pham, OF Oscar Taveras
Reinstated from DL: RHP David Kopp, RHP Jose Rada, C Robert Stock, OF Jarred Bogany, OF Daryl Jones,
OF Michael Swinson
Placed on temporarily inactive list: C Charlie Cutler
Reinstated from inactive list: C Charlie Cutler
The Cardinals claimed Jess Todd off waivers from the Yankees. St. Louis originally took him in the second round
of the ’07 draft.
San Diego Padres
Released: LHP Randy Flores
Recalled: RHP Pat Neshek
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Logan Forsythe
Reinstated from DL: 2B Andy Parrino, OF Danny Payne
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Luis Perdomo
San Francisco Giants
Released: 1B Joe Koshansky
Option transferred: LHP Alex Hinshaw (Triple-A to Double-A), SS Ehire Adrianza (Double-A to Low-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Steve Edlefsen
Reinstated from DL: LHP Edwin Escobar, LHP Chuck Lofgren, 3B Drew Biery, SS Ehire Adrianza, SS Brandon
Crawford, OF Mike McBryde
Seattle Mariners
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Ryan Langerhans (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dan Cortes
Option transferred: LHP Edward Paredes (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Steven Hensley, RHP Kenn Kasparek, RHP Yoervis Medina, 3B Matt Mangini, OF
Julio Morban
Reinstated from DL: 1B Eddy Martinez-Esteve, OF Kevin Rivers
Tampa Bay Rays
Released: 2B Cody Cipriano
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Merrill Kelly
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nick Barnese, RHP Nate Garcia, RHP Will Kline, 2B Shawn O'Malley
Texas Rangers
Added to 40-man roster: OF Endy Chavez
Placed on 7-day DL: C Vin DiFazio, 1B Chris McGuiness
Reinstated from inactive list: 1B Jose Ruiz, OF Engel Beltre, OF Leonys Martin
Toronto Blue Jays
Released: RHP Chad Cordero, OF Scott Podsednik
Traded: OF Adam Calderone to Tigers for future considerations
Added to 40-man roster: OF Eric Thames
Designated for assignment: RHP Robert Ray
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B David Cooper
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Balbino Fuenmayor, SS Jonathan Diaz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Josh Roenicke, SS Chris Woodward, OF Adam Calderone, OF Daniel Perales
Placed on temporarily inactive list: C Joe Bowen
Reinstated from inactive list: C Joe Bowen, 2B Callix Crabbe
24-year-old Thames was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh round of the 2008 amateur entry Draft
out of Pepperdine. He was named MVP of the West Coast Conference while playing for Pepperdine in 2008 and
made his professional debut in 2009. In 2010 he hit .288 with 27 HR & 104 RBI at AA-New Hampshire earning
Post-Season All Stars honors. This season, the left-handed has hit .342/.419/.610 with 6 HR & 30 RBI in 36
games at AAA-Las Vegas.
Signed by the Blue Jays in August 2006 as a top prospect out of Venezuela, Fuenmayor (21) is at Lansing
(Midwest League/A) for the third year in a row.
Washington Nationals
Released: RHP Saskuel Herrera
Recalled: RHP Cole Kimball
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Erik Davis, RHP Pat Lehman, RHP Cameron Selik, RHP Rob Wort, C Carlos
Maldonado, OF Boomer Whiting
Reinstated from DL: RHP Taylor Jordan, RHP Rafael Martin, LHP Oliver Perez, C Brian Peacock, 2B Josh R.
Johnson, OF Chris Curran
The #7 Nats’ prospect with the best fastball in the system entering the season, Kimball (25) has been very
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effective at AAA-Syracuse while throwing 13.2 scoreless frames (1.17 WHIP). He was a 12 round pick by
Washington in 2006.
May 4-10
Arizona Diamondbacks
Released: LHP Ron Mahay
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Barry Enright
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chase Anderson, RHP Josh Ellis, OF David Winfree
Reinstated from DL: RHP Charles Brewer, OF Adam Eaton
Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP Jeremy Haynes, 1B Chris Garcia (re-signed)
Released: RHP Jay Sborz
Recalled: SS Diory Hernandez
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Julio Teheran
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Julio Teheran, SS Brandon Hicks
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jason Lowey, 2B Mike Brownsten, 2B Matt Weaver, 3B Donell Linares, 3B Dan
Nelson, OF Willie Cabrera, OF Adam Milligan, OF Kyle Rose
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jay Sborz, SS Mycal Jones, OF Willie Cabrera
The Braves cut Chris Garcia on April 3 but recently re-signed him to play first base for low Class A Rome after
promoting Barrett Kleinknecht to high Class A. The R-Braves last night cleared the 10-win hurdle (10-24),
leaving the Mariners' low Class A Clinton outfit (9-26) as the only minor league club with a single digit in the win
column. Garcia, by the way, ranked No. 3 on last year's Independent Leagues Top 10 Prospects list.
BA #5 baseball prospect, Julio Teheran served up a home run to Ryan Howard in his big league debut, a 4 2/3
inning stint in which he yielded three runs. He was signed in 2007 as an amateur free agent from Colombia
($0.85M signing bonus) and made his MLB debut as a 20-year-old in his fourth pro season.
Baltimore Orioles
Signed: 1B Darryl Crosier
Traded: 2B Paco Figueroa to Phillies for future considerations
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brandon Cooney, C Craig Tatum, 1B Joe Mahoney, 1B Billy Rowell, SS Manny
Machado, OF Trent Mummey, OF Kieron Pope
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan O'Shea, 1B Billy Rowell, OF Mike Planeta
Manny Machado's terrific start at Single A-Delmarva (.333/.450/.611, five homers, six doubles, 19 walks) was
halted by a dislocated left kneecap, which he suffered in a May 5 game.
The Orioles signed Darryl Crosier after a workout at Double-A Bowie's Prince George's Stadium. He has roots in
the Baltimore area, having played for Overlea High in the city as well as collegiately for CC of Baltimore CountyDundalk and Maryland-Eastern Shore.
The ninth overall pick in the 2006 Draft out of Bishop Eustace High School (Pennsauken, N.J.), Rowell (22)
hasn’t fulfilled the expectations yet. He’s in the AA-Bowie roster after three consecutive years at A Adv.Frederick (2008-2010). In 509 minor league games so far, he has hit a modest .261/.329/.391. When he was
selected (as a third baseman), scouts thought he had big lefthanded power and some polish.
Boston Red Sox
Signed: RHP Michael Olmsted
Released: RHP Austin Bailey
Recalled: RHP Alfredo Aceves, RHP Scott Atchison, SS Jose Iglesias
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Rich Hill
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Scott Atchison
Placed on 7-day DL: C Carson Blair, SS Yamaico Navarro
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tony Pena Jr., RHP Charle Rosario, LHP Kyle Fernandes, C Leonel Escobar
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Dennys Reyes
Signed as a 16th-rounder in ’07, Austin Bailey pitched in one game for low Class A Greenville in ’08 and then
never took the field again. He spent most of that season on the disabled list, followed in ’09 by a year on the
suspended list and a year on the restricted list in ’10.
Chicago Cubs
Released: LHP Polin Trinidad, C Max Ramirez
Voluntarily retired: RHP Todd Wellemeyer
Placed on 7-day DL: OF David Macias
Reinstated from DL: RHP Todd Wellemeyer, LHP Doug Davis, C Mario Mercedes, C Jonathan Mota
Chicago White Sox
Released: RHP Henry Mabee
Reinstated from DL: RHP Johnnie Lowe
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: OF Brent Clevlen
Released: RHP Jeff Jeffords
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Carlos Fisher, RHP Jordan Smith, OF Jeremy Hermida
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Doug Salinas, RHP Juan Carlos Sulbaran, 1B Carlos Mendez, OF Brian Barton, OF
Denis Phipps, OF Dave Sappelt
With the signing of Brent Clevlen, the Reds' Triple-A Louisville affiliate could roll out an outfield featuring Brian
Barton (’07), Jeremy Hermida (’04, ’05, ’06) and Clevlen (’04), a trio of former Top 100 Prospects who for one
reason or another have not established themselves in the big leagues.
Cleveland Indians
Voluntarily retired: OF Greg Folgia
Recalled: RHP Frank Herrmann
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jeanmar Gomez, RHP Frank Herrmann
Colorado Rockies
Released: OF Mike Daniel
Recalled: RHP Clayton Mortensen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Andrew Johnston, RHP John Maine, RHP Dan Perkins, RHP Chad Rose, LHP Craig
Bennigson, OF Tyler Massey
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andy Graham, RHP Claudio Vargas
Placed on temporarily inactive list: C Jordan Pacheco
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Nick Schnaitmann, LHP Josh Muecke
Detroit Tigers
Signed: OF Ryan Hamme
Released: C Billy Alvino, 3B Cesar Nicolas, OF Jon Weber
Option transferred: RHP Lester Oliveros (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ramon Lebron
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeff Ferrell, SS Danny Worth, OF Clay Timpner
Reinstated from inactive list: OF Jon Weber
Twenty-two-year-old Venezuelan righty Lester Oliveros had one of the more impressive relief lines you'll see this
season. With Double-A Erie prior to his promotion to Triple-A, he struck out 27 of the 59 batters (45.7 percent)
he faced while allowing just nine hits and one run in 16 innings (2-0, 2.56 ERA, 0.81 WHIP).
Jon Weber drew a 100-game suspension last July for a third recreational drug offense and promptly retired.
Florida Marlins
Recalled: RHP Burke Badenhop
Placed on 7-day DL: C Wilfredo Gimenez, 1B Ben Lasater
Reinstated from DL: RHP Garrett Parcell, 3B Matt Dominguez
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Luis Gomez
Houston Astros
Recalled: RHP Jose Valdez, LHP Sergio Escalona
Added to 40-man roster: OF Joe Inglett
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Gabe Garcia, C Carlos Corporan, SS Oswaldo Navarro, OF Collin DeLome, OF J.D.
Martinez
Reinstated from DL: LHP Luis Cruz
Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP Ysrael Abreu
Released: RHP Eric Basurto, RHP Steven Shell, SS J.D. Alfaro
Traded: OF Gregor Blanco to Nationals for future considerations
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Eric Hosmer
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Kila Ka'aihue
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eric Basurto, LHP Glenn Gibson, 2B Joaquin Arias
Reinstated from inactive list: SS J.D. Alfaro
Hosmer was the third overall pick of the 2008 amateur draft and was rated by Baseball America as the eighthbest prospect in the game before this season. He has a career .886 OPS in the minors, and had a superb
.439/.525/.582 line in 118 plate appearances for Triple-A Omaha this season.
Los Angeles Angels
Released: 3B Michael Demperio
Recalled: OF Reggie Willits
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Jason Bulger (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Palmer, OF Drew Heid
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kevin Nabors, 2B Jon Townsend, 3B Michael Demperio, OF Roberto Lopez
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP John Housey
Released: RHP Jon Huber
Recalled: RHP Kenley Jansen
Placed on 7-day DL: C Jessie Mier
Reinstated from DL: C Alex Garabedian, SS Juan Castro, OF Eugenio Velez
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Roman Colon
Milwaukee Brewers
Released: SS Luis Figueroa, SS Yancarlos Ortiz
Recalled: RHP Mike McClendon
Added to 40-man roster: OF Brandon Boggs
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Brandon Boggs (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Sean Green
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Wily Peralta, C Dayton Buller, SS Carlos George
Reinstated from DL: RHP Trey Watten, SS Edwin Maysonet
Placed on temporarily inactive list: LHP Lucas Luetge
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Lucas Luetge
The Brewers excised Brandon Boggs from the 40-man to clear space for the return of Zack Greinke, but then an
injury to Nyjer Morgan granted him a stay of execution. Boggs quickly accepted his outright assignment to TripleA so that he could be called right back to Milwaukee.
Edwin Maysonet's return from the disabled list spelled the end of Luis Figueroa's time with Triple-A Nashville. He
went 8-for-27 (.296) in nine games with the Sounds.
Minnesota Twins
Signed: OF Aaron Bates
Recalled: SS Trevor Plouffe, OF Ben Revere
Added to 40-man roster: C Rene Rivera
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Dusty Hughes, C Steve Holm
Placed on 7-day DL: C Allan de San Miguel, C Kyle Knudson, OF Brandon Roberts
New York Mets
Signed: RHP Brian Sweeney (Somerset (Atlantic))
Placed on restricted list: 2B Russ Adams
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Pat Misch, LHP Mike O'Connor
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Lucas Duda
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Eric Beaulac
Reinstated from DL: OF Darrell Ceciliani
The Mets, depleted in upper-level starting pitching depth with Jenrry Mejia and Boof Bonser needing Tommy
John surgeries, have signed Brian Sweeney from the independent Atlantic League. Sweeney posted a 3.16 ERA
in 24 relief appearances for the Mariners last season, then was claimed off waivers by the Diamondbacks over
the winter and released by Arizona during Spring Training.
New York moved Russ Adams to the restricted list as he contemplates retirement. He started the year in an 11for-61 (.180) funk with Triple-A Buffalo.
New York Yankees
Recalled: SS Ramiro Pena
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 2B Kevin Russo (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jess Todd
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brian Anderson, LHP Steve Garrison, OF Zoilo Almonte
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jairo Heredia, LHP Naoya Okamoto, LHP Josh Romanski, OF Neil Medchill, OF
Damon Sublett
Oakland Athletics
Released: LHP Lance Sewell
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jerry Blevins
Option transferred: RHP Fautino de los Santos (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Doolittle, RHP Graham Godfrey, LHP Max Peterson, LHP Julio Ramos, LHP
Jeff Urlaub, C Mitch Canham, 3B Tony Thompson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brett Hunter, RHP Nathan Long, RHP John Meloan, RHP Justin Souza, LHP Ben
Hornbeck, 1B A.J. Kirby-Jones, 3B Wes Timmons
Post-Tommy John surgery Fautino de los Santos thrived after moving to the bullpen last season. The 25-yearold earned his promotion by striking out 14.5 batters per nine innings for Double-A Midland this season.
Philadelphia Phillies
Acquired: 2B Paco Figueroa from Orioles for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Scott Mathieson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP David Herndon
Placed on 7-day DL: C Jeff Lanning
Reinstated from DL: C Torre Langley
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: OF John Bowker
Released: RHP Marc Baca
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF John Bowker (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Wyatt Toregas, OF Gerlis Rodriguez
Reinstated from DL: LHP Dan Meyer, 3B Josh Harrison
St. Louis Cardinals
Released: RHP Andy Moss, LHP Ryan Kulik, 2B Matt Valaika, OF Tyler Henley, OF Ryde Rodriguez
Option transferred: RHP Maikel Cleto (High-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Rada, LHP Rich Rundles, 1B Phil Cerreto
Reinstated from DL: 1B Phil Cerreto
Reinstated from inactive list: OF D'Marcus Ingram
San Diego Padres
Signed: RHP Jason Ray, SS Robert Hudson
Released: RHP Erick Ojeda, RHP Daniel Ottone
Added to 40-man roster: C Kyle Phillips, 2B Logan Forsythe
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Simon Castro, RHP Alexis Lara, RHP Stiven Osuna
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eddie Kunz, RHP Adam Schrader, C Jason Hagerty
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Luis Perdomo
A 10th-round pick in ’02 who has been released twice and two other times has switched organizations as a
minor league free agent, Kyle Phillips proves that making the big leagues is possible if you're willing to don
catcher's gear. San Diego called on him when Nick Hundley hit the disabled list, and he also received a
September callup with the ’09 Blue Jays. Who knows? With a lefty stick and a career .270/.335/.387 batting line
in the minors, the 27-year-old Phillips may be just getting started on a career as a backup. He was hitting
.316/.341/.447 at Double-A San Antonio.
Selected by the Padres with the 46th overall pick of the 2008 Draft, Forsythe (24) was hitting .291/.410/.488 in 22
games at Triple-A Tucson.
San Francisco Giants
Signed: LHP Geno Espineli
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Emmanuel Burriss, SS Ryan Rohlinger
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Casilla, RHP Justin Schumer, RHP Chris Wilson, 2B Brock Bond, OF Mike
McBryde
Reinstated from DL: RHP Daryl Maday, SS Ryan Lormand
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Ronnie Ray
Seattle Mariners
Signed: LHP Roenis Elias
Released: RHP Steve Richard
Recalled: OF Carlos Peguero
Added to 40-man roster: OF Mike Wilson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tim Boyce
Reinstated from DL: 1B Matt Browning, OF Kuo Hui Lo
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Brian Moran
Mike Wilson was drafted by the Mariners with a second-round pick in the 2001 draft. He's spent his entire career
in the organization. It’s Wilson's first trip to the big leagues in his 11-year career. Last year, he spent the first 22
games of the season with Double A Jackson, then was promoted to Tacoma and appeared in 88 games, hitting
.273 (78-for-286) with a .364 on-base percentage and a .500 slugging percentage. He hit 12 doubles and 17
home runs with 56 RBI. He also helped lead the Rainiers to the PCL title. In seven postseason games, he hit
.353 (6-for-17) with three homers and seven RBI and was named MVP of the PCL championship series, hitting a
homer in every game of the three-game sweep. Despite missing a week after injuring his shoulder colliding with
the wall, Wilson has played in 16 games at Tacoma and is hitting .381 (24-for-63) with a .429 OBP and .683
slugging percentage. He has seven doubles, four homers and 14 RBI. He has legitimate power from the right
side, is a decent outfielder and is athletic. The down note: needs to refine his plate discipline (Source: Ryan
Divish – The News Tribune).
Tampa Bay Rays
Released: RHP Shane Minks
Placed on suspended list: RHP Dane de la Rosa
Recalled: RHP Rob Delaney, OF Brandon Guyer
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 3B Felipe Lopez (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Brandon Guyer
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Andujar
Reinstated from DL: 2B Cody Cipriano
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Dane de la Rosa
The International League suspended Dane de la Rosa for four games for hitting Indianapolis' John Bowker in
retaliation. Indians starter Rudy Owens hit a Durham batter following a home run.
Texas Rangers
Recalled: RHP Mark Lowe, OF Craig Gentry
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Ramon Aguero (Double-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Pedro Strop, C Taylor Teagarden
Optioned to Double-A: OF Leonys Martin
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Miguel de los Santos
Reinstated from DL: 1B Chris McGuiness
Placed on temporarily inactive list: 1B Jose Ruiz, OF Leonys Martin
Reinstated from inactive list: SS Omar Quintanilla
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The Rangers signed Cuban defector Leonys Martin, on May 4 , to a MLB deal worth $15.5MM over five years
($5M signing bonus). Martin, 23, is a left-handed hitter who is known for his defense and speed. He defected last
year at the FISU World University Championships in Taiwan. He hit .398 in 2007-08 in Cuba, garnering some
attention with the second-highest batting average in the league. He also had 13 stolen bases and nine triples.
Then hit .311 and had a .491 on-base percentage in 2008-09, stealing 17 bases and was fifth in the league in
walks with 78. Mike Daly, the Rangers director of international scouting offered a scouting report on Martin: “He’s
6-2, 190 pounds and an athletic kid," Daly said. "We feel like he’s a plus defender in center field. He can throw,
he can run and he's a line drive-type hitter with a knowledge of the strike zone. He can put the ball in the gap.
We feel like he can hit, get on base and really defend in center field." Martin played for Cuba in the 2009 World
Baseball Classic, where he was 2 for 7 with three runs as a backup outfielder. He can opt out of his five-year
contract and choose to go through the arbitration process if he has enough service time to qualify for arbitration
before the contract expires.
Toronto Blue Jays
Placed on suspended list: 3B Bryson Namba
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Mike McCoy
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dan Barnes, LHP Rommie Lewis, LHP Alex Pepe, 1B Ryan Shealy, SS Niuman
Romero, SS Chris Woodward, OF Ricardo Nanita
Reinstated from DL: RHP Henderson Alvarez, RHP Dan Barnes, RHP Bobby Korecky, RHP Marcus Walden, C
Travis d'Arnaud, SS Manny Mayorson, OF Markus Brisker, OF Jason Lane, OF Ricardo Nanita
Placed on temporarily inactive list: 2B Callix Crabbe
Reinstated from inactive list: 3B Bryson Namba
Washington Nationals
Acquired: OF Gregor Blanco from Royals for future considerations
Recalled: OF Roger Bernadina
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Taylor Jordan, C Brian Peacock, SS Josh R. Johnson, OF Chris Curran
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dean Weaver, 1B Michael Aubrey, 2B Matt Antonelli, OF Eury Perez
April 27-May 3
Arizona Diamondbacks
Traded: C John Hester to Orioles, completing deal in which Diamondbacks traded 3B Mark Reynolds and a
player to be named to Orioles for RHP David Hernandez and RHP Kam Mickolio
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Adam Eaton
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chase Anderson
Atlanta Braves
Acquired: OF Jeff Fiorentino from Orioles for cash considerations
Added to 40-man roster: OF Joe Mather
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jairo Asencio
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP David Hale, RHP Stephen Marek
Reinstated from DL: RHP Cory Rasmus, 2B Mike Brownsten
The Braves optioned Jairo Asencio, their 13th pitcher at the time, and called on 28-year-old Joe Mather to
restore some semblance of balance. Mather played all four corner positions for Triple-A Gwinnett, though he
started out just 16-for-62 (.258) with a homer and five doubles (.387 slugging).
Baltimore Orioles
Released: OF Brian Conley
Acquired: C John Hester from Diamondbacks, completing deal in which Diamondbacks traded 3B Mark
Reynolds and a player to be named to Orioles for RHP David Hernandez and RHP Kam Mickolio
Traded: OF Jeff Fiorentino to Braves for cash considerations
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Jakubauskas
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Eddie Gamboa, RHP Ryan O'Shea
The acquisition of 27-year-old backstop John Hester from the Diamondbacks closes the book on the Mark
Reynolds trade from the Winter Meetings.
Boston Red Sox
Placed on restricted list: LHP Dennys Reyes
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Balcom-Miller, RHP Charle Rosario, LHP Randy Williams, 2B Jason
Thompson, SS Ryan Dent, OF Juan Carlos Linares
Reinstated from DL: RHP Keith Couch, RHP Miguel Gonzalez, LHP Randy Williams, 2B Drew Dominguez, OF
Matt Sheely
Placed on temporarily inactive list: LHP Kris Johnson
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Austin Bailey, LHP Kris Johnson
Chicago Cubs
Released: LHP Luke Sommer
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dallas Beeler, RHP David Cales, LHP Graham Hicks, C Mario Mercedes
Reinstated from DL: RHP Marcus Hatley, RHP Su-Min Jung, RHP Dae-Eun Rhee, OF Nelson Perez
Chicago White Sox
Signed: RHP Jon Bachanov, 2B Alden Carrithers
Released: 1B Daryle Ward, 3B Christian Colonel, OF Ryan Hamme
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Freddy Dolsi (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Jon Gilmore, SS Kyle Davis
Reinstated from DL: LHP Matt Wickswat, 1B Daryle Ward, 3B Jon Gilmore, OF Ken Williams Jr.
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: LHP James Adkins, C James Skelton
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Lehr
Reinstated from DL: OF Ryan LaMarre
An ’07 supplemental first-rounder out of Tennessee, James Adkins gets his third shot at the Double-A Southern
League, this time with Carolina. He pitched for the Dodgers' Chattanooga affiliate in ’09 and ’10..
Cleveland Indians
Released: RHP Orlando Pereira, SS Ronald Rivas
Traded: OF Jordan Brown to Brewers for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Frank Herrmann
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Alex White
Designated for assignment: RHP Jess Todd
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Frank Herrmann, SS Jason Donald
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Bryan Price
The 15th overall pick in the 2009 Draft, Alex White (22) logged six innings in his big league debut against the
Tigers on April 30, allowing two runs (on solo home runs to Miguel Cabrera and Ryan Raburn) on six hits. He
struck out and walked four—though two walks were intentional. He was 1-0, 1.90 ERA in his first four starts at
Triple-A Columbus with 28 K/5 BB and 19 hits in 23.2 IP.
Colorado Rockies
Loaned to Mexican League: 1B Max Leon (Minatitlan)
Recalled: 3B Ian Stewart
Added to 40-man roster: SS Alfredo Amezaga
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Alan Johnson (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Clayton Mortensen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Billy Buckner, RHP Sean Jarrett, LHP Joe Torres, 1B Kala Ka'aihue, OF Cole Garner
Reinstated from DL: RHP Edgmer Escalona, 1B Mike Paulk, SS Josh Rutledge
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Casey Weathers, LHP Josh Muecke, OF Jeff Salazar
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Casey Weathers, 3B Matt Macri, OF Willy Taveras
Detroit Tigers
Recalled: 2B Scott Sizemore
Optioned to Triple-A: C Omir Santos, 2B Will Rhymes
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Richard Zumaya, OF Clay Timpner
Reinstated from DL: RHP Cory Hamilton
Florida Marlins
Released: LHP Mark McLemore
Recalled: OF Bryan Petersen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Alan Oaks, C Dallas Hord, C Clint Sammons
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeff Allison, RHP Bryan Evans, C Miguel Fermin
Houston Astros
Released: RHP Cesar Carrillo, RHP Enmanuel Cedano, RHP Fernando Nieve, C John Curtis
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Joe Inglett (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jose Valdez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Casey Fien, LHP Dallas Keuchel, 2B Jimmy Paredes, OF Telvin Nash
Reinstated from DL: C John Curtis, 2B Jimmy Paredes, 2B Jose Vallejo
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Fernando Nieve, C Jon Fixler
Selected by the San Diego Padres in the first round (18th overall) of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft out of
Miami, Carrillo (27), who signed for a $1.55M bonus, made 3 MLB starts (2009) in his six-year tenure with the
Padres, posting a 1-2, 13.06 ERA record (12 BB and 4 HR in 10.1 IP). His control issues continued this year at
AA-Corpus Christi (7 BB, 2 HR in 9.1 IP, 9.64 ERA).
Fernando Nieve was released by the Astros to play in Korea for the Doosan Bears that released fellow
countryman RHP Ramon Ramirez prior the start of the season.
Kansas City Royals
Released: 3B Adam Frost
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Keaton Hayenga, OF Derrick Robinson
Reinstated from DL: 1B Juan Graterol, OF Adrian Ortiz
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: 3B Matt Cusick
Released: RHP Jeremy Haynes, RHP Nick Pugliese, OF Marvin Lowrance
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Matt Palmer
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Jon Townsend, 3B Michael Wing
Reinstated from DL: RHP Loek Van Mil, C Alberto Rosario, 1B Brandon Decker, 2B P.J. Phillips
Los Angeles Dodgers
Recalled: 3B Russ Mitchell
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Kenley Jansen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Withrow
Reinstated from DL: RHP Joey Newby, LHP Wilkin de la Rosa, 1B John Lindsey, 2B Casio Grider
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Roman Colon
Los Angeles skipped Kenley Jansen over Triple-A Albuquerque on his way to the minors. The 23-year-old
converted catcher will find Chattanooga more to his liking after serving up too many hits (13) and too many
homers (three) in 13 1/3 big league innings to start the season. Jansen's strikeouts held steady at 14.9 per nine
innings.
Milwaukee Brewers
Acquired: OF Jordan Brown from Indians for cash considerations
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mark Rogers, RHP Trey Watten, LHP Brian Garman, C Cameron Garfield, C Michael
Roberts
Reinstated from DL: RHP Evan Anundsen, RHP Eric Marzec, 1B Chris Dennis
The Brewers acquired minor leaguer Jordan Brown from the Indians for cash considerations. The move creates
roster space for returning Rule 5 pick Josh Rodriguez at Triple-A. Brown, a 27-year-old first baseman/outfielder,
debuted with the Indians in 2010 and had spent the first month of the 2011 season at Triple-A. He has a
.278/.373/.472 line at Columbus one month into his seventh minor league season (his fourth at Triple-A). The
2005 fourth round pick has a .305/.369/.471 line in 2523 minor league games. However, he struggled through 26
big league games last year, hitting .230/.272/.310 in 92 plate appearances.
Minnesota Twins
Signed: RHP Tim Atherton, RHP Deinys Suarez
Recalled: RHP Alex Burnett, RHP Anthony Swarzak, OF Rene Tosoni
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Eric Hacker, RHP Anthony Swarzak
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP David Bromberg, LHP Ryan Mullins, OF Oswaldo Arcia
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tom Stuifbergen, RHP Brad Tippett
27-year-old Deinys Suarez has international experience. As a member of the Cuban national team he played in
many international events such as 2001 Junior Pan American Games, 2002 World Junior Championship, 2006
International Cup and 2006 World Baseball Classic (2 games, 0.1 IP). He left Cuba, where he played seven
years for the Industriales Habana, following the 2008-2009 season and became a free agent on the international
market in August 2009. He threw for scouts in the Dominican Republic that December, but failed to generate as
much interest as countryman Yuniesky Maya, who inked a four-year, $7.4 million big league pact with the
Nationals.
New York Mets
Placed on suspended list: RHP Nick Carr
Recalled: OF Lucas Duda
Optioned to Triple-A: C Mike Nickeas
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Manny Alvarez, RHP Nick Carr, RHP Jenrry Mejia
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Nick Carr
Team No. 1 prospect Jenrry Mejia tore the MCL in his pitching elbow and faces probable season-ending Tommy
John surgery. In five starts for Triple-A Buffalo, he went 1-2, 2.86 with a 21-to-14 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 28 1/3
innings. Righthanded batters went 6-for-54 (.111) with one extra-base hit (a triple) against Mejia.
New York Yankees
Signed: LHP Brad Halsey, LHP Jose Ortegano (re-signed)
Released: RHP Kevin Millwood, 1B Myron Leslie, OF Jack Rye
Optioned to Triple-A: C Gustavo Molina
Option transferred: RHP Ryan Pope (High-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Naoya Okamoto, OF Greg Golson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dellin Betances, RHP Francisco Gil, LHP Wilkins Arias, SS Luis Nunez
The Yankees originally released Jose Ortegano, a waiver claim from the Braves, to clear 40-man roster space
for Buddy Carlyle. They re-signed the lefty to a minor league pact five days later.
Japanese lefty Okamoto (27) was signed by the Yankees in August 2010 after he was solid in the Mexican
League for Oaxaca & Campeche (1-2, 3.57 ERA in 17.2 relief innings). He’s on the 7-day DL at AA-Trenton,
where he’s struggling with his control (10 BB in 12.1 IP with 10 K and a 3.65 ERA). Okamoto played mainly in
the minors for the Yokohama Bay Stars (2002-2007).
Oakland Athletics
Loaned to Mexican League: C Joel Galarraga (Minatitlan)
Recalled: C Josh Donaldson
Optioned to Triple-A: C Josh Donaldson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Gabe DeHoyos, RHP Connor Hoehn
Reinstated from inactive list: C Joel Galarraga
Philadelphia Phillies
Released: SS Robert Hudson, OF Jeremy Slayden
Recalled: RHP Vance Worley
Added to 40-man roster: C Dane Sardinha
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Mike Zagurski, SS Brian Bocock, OF Domonic Brown
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Bryan Morgado, 2B Harold Garcia, 3B Travis Mattair
Reinstated from DL: C Joel Naughton
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: 1B Gerlis Rodriguez
Released: RHP Gabriel Alvarado, RHP Maurice Bankston
Voluntarily retired: OF David Pino
Returned Rule 5 selection: SS Josh Rodriguez (to Indians)
Recalled: LHP Daniel Moskos
Option transferred: RHP Chris Leroux (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brian Leach, RHP Tyler Waldron, 3B Josh Harrison
The Pirates deemed expendable Josh Rodriguez, the first overall pick in last year's Rule 5 draft, when they
acquired the Angels' Brandon Wood on a waiver claim. Out of options, Wood failed to realize his sky-high
potential in Anaheim, batting .168/.197/.259 in 494 plate appearances in parts of five seasons.
St. Louis Cardinals
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Casey Mulligan, OF Michael Swinson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brett Zawacki, OF Oscar Taveras
San Diego Padres
Signed: 2B Alex Cintron
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Eddie Kunz, C Jason Hagerty, SS Everth Cabrera
Reinstated from DL: C Luis Martinez, OF Luis Domoromo, OF Dan Meeley
San Francisco Giants
Recalled: 2B Emmanuel Burriss, SS Ryan Rohlinger
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Daryl Maday, SS Juan Ciriaco, OF Thomas Neal
Reinstated from DL: RHP Waldis Joaquin, 1B Brad Eldred
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Ronnie Ray, OF Jarrett Parker
Reinstated from inactive list: OF Jarrett Parker
Seattle Mariners
Released: RHP John Housey, RHP Yusmeiro Petit
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Bischoff, RHP Tyler Blandford
Reinstated from DL: RHP Stephen Pryor, RHP Taylor Stanton, LHP Nick Czyz
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Yusmeiro Petit, LHP Chris Seddon
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: LHP Chad Thall
Recalled: RHP Alex Cobb, RHP Brandon Gomes
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alex Cobb, LHP Jake McGee
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nick Barnese, RHP Nate Garcia, RHP Jake Thompson, 2B Cody Cipriano
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Bootcheck, LHP Kyle Lobstein
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Jeremy Hall
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Jeremy Hall
Drafted by S. Diego in the 17th round of the 2007 Draft out of Tulane University, then acquired in the offseason
by Tampa Bay in the Jason Bartlett’s deal, Brandon Gomes (26) was pitching great as the Durham’s closer: 6
saves, 1.35 ERA (1.13 WHIP) in 13.1 IP (22 K/5 BB, no HRs).
Texas Rangers
Signed: RHP Justin Miller
Placed on restricted list: RHP Andrew Doyle
Placed on suspended list: OF Engel Beltre
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ryan Tucker
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Corey Young, 1B Chris McGuiness
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ramon Aguero, LHP Richard Bleier, 3B Mitch Hilligoss, 3B Renny Osuna
The Texas League has suspended Engel Beltre for 15 games following his role in an incident in a game between
Double-A San Antonio and Frisco.
Toronto Blue Jays
Released: RHP Vince Perkins
Added to 40-man roster: 1B David Cooper
Outrighted off 40-man roster: SS Chris Woodward (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Travis Snider
Option transferred: OF Darin Mastroianni (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Casey Beck, RHP Josh Roenicke, OF Markus Brisker, OF Adam Calderone
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mike MacDonald, RHP Vince Perkins, LHP Willie Collazo, OF Marcus Knecht
Selected by the Blue Jays in the first round (17th overall) of the 2008 Draft out of California, Cooper (24) belted
20 homers in 2010, in his second season at AA level. The left-handed hitter was hitting .395/.438/.617 in 20
games at AAA-Las Vegas. Cooper's value is in his bat, as he's a well-below-average runner. Defensively, he
flashes average ability at first.
Washington Nationals
Released: RHP Kyle Morrison
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Lee Hyde (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Roger Bernadina
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Michael Aubrey, 2B Seth Bynum
Reinstated from DL: 1B Justin Bloxom
April 20-26
Arizona Diamondbacks
Added to 40-man roster: SS Josh Wilson
Reinstated from DL: LHP Wade Miley, C Robby Hammock
Atlanta Braves
Signed: LHP Ben Swaggerty
Voluntarily retired: OF Juan Flores
Recalled: RHP Cory Gearrin
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Matt Young
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Michael Broadway, RHP Kenshin Kawakami, RHP Cory Rasmus, C Cory Brownsten
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Angelo Paulino
Reinstated from DL: C Shawn McGill
Selected by the Braves in the fourth round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft out of Mercer University, Gearrin
(25) was 1-1, 2.61 ERA in 10.1 relief innings at Gwinnett, in his second season in a row in the International
League (AAA).
Baltimore Orioles
Reinstated from DL: LHP Troy Patton, 1B Joe Mahoney
Boston Red Sox
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alfredo Aceves
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Keith Couch, RHP Tony Pena Jr., OF Ryan Kalish
Reinstated from DL: 3B Hector Luna
Playing for Triple-A Pawtucket, Ryan Kalish suffered a jammed shoulder while diving for a ball in the outfield.
Chicago Cubs
Released: RHP Jake Muyco
Recalled: RHP Justin Berg
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jeff Stevens
Option transferred: C Welington Castillo (High-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Marcus Hatley, C Jonathan Mota, OF Ty Wright
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jay Jackson, RHP Trey McNutt
Chicago White Sox
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Collop, RHP Johnnie Lowe, LHP Wes Whisler, C Adam Ricks
Reinstated from DL: RHP Leroy Hunt, RHP Henry Mabee, OF Michael Restovich
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: OF Quintin Berry
Recalled: RHP Carlos Fisher, 2B Chris Valaika
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Matt Maloney
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jordan Hotchkiss, 1B Chris Richburg, OF Ryan LaMarre
Reinstated from DL: 1B Chris Richburg
Colorado Rockies
Released: LHP Geno Espineli, LHP Kaimi Mead
Traded: RHP Chris Malone to Blue Jays for 2B Brad Emaus
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Mike Paulk
Reinstated from DL: RHP Albert Campos
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Nick Schnaitmann, RHP Josh Slaats, 3B Matt Macri, OF Cole
Garner, OF Willy Taveras
Reinstated from inactive list: OF Cole Garner
Detroit Tigers
Signed: SS Aaron Sayers
Outrighted off 40-man: RHP Enrique Gonzalez (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeff Ferrell, RHP Cory Hamilton, LHP Drew Smyly, SS Danny Worth
Reinstated from DL: 1B Rawley Bishop
Florida Marlins
Signed: RHP Chris Sampson, LHP Mariano Gomez
Recalled: SS Ozzie Martinez
Placed on 7-day DL: C Miguel Fermin
Reinstated from DL: SS Jesus Merchan
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Daniel Jennings
Houston Astros
Recalled: OF Brian Bogusevic
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Jose Vallejo
Reinstated from DL: LHP Doug Arguello
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Fernando Nieve
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Danny Meszaros, RHP Matt Nevarez
Kansas City Royals
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Louis Coleman
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kanekoa Texeira
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Crawford Simmons
Selected by the Royals in the fifth round of the 2009 Draft out of Louisiana State University, Coleman (25) struck
out an eye-popping 16 of the 30 batters he faced for Triple-A Omaha, while surrendering just four hits and four
walks in seven innings (3.86 ERA).
Los Angeles Angels
Released: RHP Jon Bachanov, RHP Michael Davitt, RHP Tommy Mendoza, LHP Stephen Locke, OF Terrell
Alliman
Recalled: RHP Trevor Bell
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Alexi Amarista
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Reggie Willits
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Anthony Ortega, OF Kevin Melillo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Michael Davitt, RHP Tommy Mendoza, RHP Matt Oye, 2B Jon Townsend, 3B Jay
Brossman, OF Terrell Alliman
The Angels' top pick in ’07 at 58th overall, reliever Jon Bachanov pitched in just 36 games in five pro seasons,
including none this year. He had Tommy John surgery soon after signing and didn't make his debut until June
21, 2009, two years after his selection. Bachanov showed command of a fastball/slider mix during the ’09
season and finished with a 52-to-5 strikeout-to-walk ratio while working as a reliever in rookie ball. His progress
stalled last year at low Class A Cedar Rapids and he finished with a 5.47 ERA, 1.71 WHIP and 23 strikeouts in
26 1/3 innings.
Venezuelan Alexi Amarista (22) was hitting .455/.483/.673 with 6 doubles, 2 HR, 16 RBI and 3 SB in 14 games
at Salt Lake (AAA), following a year in which he hit .309/.350/.421 with 27 2B, 10 3B & 25 SB between A
Adv./AA/AAA. The left-handed takes the spot of Reggie Willits in the Angels’ active roster and offers above
average hitting, speed & defense thanks to his excellent actions in the field.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Released: RHP Scott Nestor
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ramon Troncoso, C A.J. Ellis
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Steven Jackson, RHP Luis Vasquez, LHP Randy Keisler
Reinstated from DL: RHP Javier Solano
Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: SS Luis Figueroa, SS Andy Gonzalez (York/Atlantic League), SS Hainley Statia (Lancaster/Atlantic
League)
Added to 40-man roster: OF Brandon Boggs
Outrighted off 40-man: C George Kottaras (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mike McClendon
Option transferred: C Martin Maldonado (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Eric Marzec, C Shawn Riggans, 1B Chris Nowak, 1B Jason Rogers
Reinstated from DL: C Cameron Garfield, OF Caleb Gindl
Lacking shortstop depth in the high minors, the Brewers signed veterans Luis Figueroa, 37, and Andy Gonzalez,
29. Figueroa ranks third among active professionals with more than 1,500 career hits in the minor leagues, while
Gonzalez has big league time with the White Sox, Indians and Marlins—though he didn't play during the ’10
season after being released by the Orioles at the end of spring training. Milwaukee also signed 25-year-old
Hainley Statia, who qualified for minor league free agency for the first time last November. An Angels ninthround pick in ’04, Statia offers a sound glove but his bat dried up at Double-A (.633 OPS in 693 plate
appearances) and Triple-A (.646 in 118 PA). Milwaukee assigned Gonzalez and Statia to Huntsville (AA).
Minnesota Twins
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tom Stuifbergen
Reinstated from DL: OF Ramon Santana
New York Mets
Returned Rule 5 selection: 2B Brad Emaus (to Blue Jays)
Added to 40-man roster: OF Jason Pridie
Outrighted off 40-man: LHP Pat Misch (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP D.J. Carrasco
Option transferred: RHP Manny Alvarez (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Zach Lutz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eric Beaulac, OF Fernando Martinez, OF Lorenzo Scott
New York Yankees
Released: LHP Jose Ortegano
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Buddy Carlyle
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Hector Noesi
Option transferred: RHP Ryan Pope (Triple-A to High-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Graham Stoneburner, LHP Josh Romanski, 2B David Adams, OF Neil Medchill
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Pope, C P.J. Pilittere, 1B Kyle Roller, 2B David Adams
Oakland Athletics
Released: RHP Bo Schultz
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Bobby Cramer
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Chris Carter, 1B A.J. Kirby-Jones
Reinstated from DL: RHP Josh Lansford, OF Myrio Richard
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Joey Devine
Philadelphia Phillies
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Mike Stutes
Placed on 7-day DL: C Bronco Lafrenz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brian Gordon, OF Jeremy Slayden
Selected by the Phillies in the 11th round of the 2008 Draft out of Oregon State, Stutes (24) was pitching strong
at Lehigh Valley (Int’l/AAA) when he was called up, with a 1.80 ERA in 10 relief innings (14K/4BB). The righty
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made his MLB debut on April 25 2011 Vs. Arizona (one scoreless inning) and hit consistently 94 mph on the
radar gun with command, also showing a promising 85-87 mph slider.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Recalled: SS Pedro Ciriaco
Outrighted off 40-man: LHP Garrett Olson (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Pedro Ciriaco
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Bryan Morris, LHP Dan Meyer
Reinstated from DL: RHP Duke Welker
St. Louis Cardinals
Released: RHP Deimer Bier, RHP Amaury Castillo, RHP Pablo Ortiz, LHP Adriano Uribe, 1B Luis Pimentel, 2B
Wader Perez, 2B Wilfred Vivas
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brett Zawacki, 1B Phil Cerreto, OF Daryl Jones
Reinstated from DL: OF Andrew Brown
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Pablo Ortiz
San Diego Padres
Recalled: RHP Evan Scribner, LHP Wade LeBlanc
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Pat Neshek, LHP Wade LeBlanc, 1B Kyle Blanks
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Andy Parrino, OF Bobby Kielty, OF Danny Payne
San Francisco Giants
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Brandon Belt
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Michael Main, LHP Edwin Escobar
Reinstated from DL: 2B Nick Noonan
Seattle Mariners
Released: RHP Justin Miller
Recalled: RHP Dan Cortes
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Lueke, 3B Matt Mangini, OF Carlos Peguero
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Fray Martinez, RHP Taylor Stanton, LHP Nick Czyz, 1B Matt Browning, 1B Eddy
Martinez-Esteve, OF Kevin Rivers
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jonathan Arias, RHP Steven Hensley, LHP Donnie Hume, 1B Luis Jimenez, 3B
Shaver Hansen, 3B Mario Martinez, OF Mike Wilson
Placed on temporarily inactive list: LHP Brian Moran, LHP Chris Seddon
Tampa Bay Rays
Released: RHP D.J. Johnson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dirk Hayhurst
Texas Rangers
Signed: 2B Humberto Miranda (NDFA—Longwood (Texas))
Recalled: RHP Eric Hurley, C Taylor Teagarden
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Cody Eppley, RHP Brett Tomko
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Michael Kirkman
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ramon Aguero, 2B Erik Morrison
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eric Hurley, LHP Ben Snyder, C Elio Sarmiento, SS Jurickson Profar
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Ryan Tucker
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Ryan Tucker
The Rangers may have a keeper in side-arming righty reliever Cody Eppley, who shot from 43rd round of the ’08
draft to Arlington in fewer than three years. He had 8.1 scoreless innings at Triple-A Round Rock at the time of
his promotion, with 9 K, 3 BB, 6 H.
The Rangers recalled Eric Hurley to place him on the major league 60-day disabled list. He suffered
a concussion and a small fracture on the right side of his head after being hit by a comebacker in a game for
Triple-A Round Rock.
Toronto Blue Jays
Traded: 2B Brad Emaus to Rockies for RHP Chris Malone
Recalled: RHP Jesse Litsch, SS Mike McCoy
Added to 40-man roster: SS Chris Woodward
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Brett Cecil, LHP Luis Perez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mike MacDonald, RHP Vince Perkins, LHP Willie Collazo, C Travis d'Arnaud, SS
Manny Mayorson, OF Marcus Knecht, OF Daniel Perales
Reinstated from DL: 1B Lance Durham, 2B Callix Crabbe, SS Niuman Romero, OF Scott Podsednik
Internet reports suggest that by trading Brad Emaus to the Rockies, the Blue Jays settled their debt of future
considerations for last November's acquisition of catcher Miguel Olivo.
Washington Nationals
Signed: 2B Tug Hulett
Released: RHP Alex Caldera
Recalled: OF Roger Bernadina
Added to 40-man roster: SS Brian Bixler
Designated for assignment: LHP Lee Hyde
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Collin Balester, C Jesus Flores
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Luis Atilano, RHP Garrett Mock, OF Buck Coats, OF Eury Perez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Shairon Martis, OF Chris Rahl
April 12-19
Arizona Diamondbacks
Traded: OF Chris Rahl to Nationals for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Josh Collmenter, RHP Esmerling Vasquez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kam Mickolio
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chase Anderson
Reinstated from DL: LHP Mike Belfiore, LHP Clay Zavada
Atlanta Braves
Released: OF Gavin Dickey
Acquired: OF Stefan Gartrell from White Sox for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Jairo Asencio
Optioned to Triple-A: C J.C. Boscan
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Chad Rodgers
Reinstated from DL: LHP Jose Lugo
The White Sox outrighted Stefan Gartrell off the 40-man roster and immediately traded him to Atlanta. Selected
by the White Sox in the 31st round of the June 2006 First-Year Player Draft, last season in Triple-A, he launched
16 of his 27 home runs at home in Charlotte, but his long swing and shaky plate discipline led to 152 strikeouts
and 41 walks in 534 at-bats (.255/.316/.448).Atlanta assigned his contract to AAA-Gwinnett.
Known as Luis Valdez when last he pitched for the Braves in ’09 (0-1, 3.38 ERA in 2.2 IP), Jairo Asencio (27)
spent all of the ’10 season on the restricted list after an identity investigation turned up his new name and age,
precluding him from acquiring a work visa.
Baltimore Orioles
Recalled: RHP Brad Bergesen
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Clay Rapada
Option transferred: RHP Chorye Spoone (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Dowdy, 1B Joe Mahoney
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mitch Atkins
Boston Red Sox
Released: RHP Charlis Burdie
Recalled: LHP Hideki Okajima
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Felix Doubront
Reinstated from DL: RHP Charlis Burdie
Chicago Cubs
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Doug Davis, OF Nelson Perez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ty'Relle Harris, OF Brad Snyder
Chicago White Sox
Signed: RHP Joe Bisenius
Released: RHP Ricky Marshall, RHP Doug Murray, RHP Pat Schatz, RHP Spencer Shelton, RHP Danny Wiltz,
LHP Stephen Huff, OF J.D. Ashbrook, OF A.J. Casario
Traded: OF Stefan Gartrell to Braves for cash considerations
Outrighted off 40-man: OF Stefan Gartrell (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Michael Restovich
Reinstated from DL: C Adam Ricks
Cincinnati Reds
Placed on restricted list: RHP Chase Ware
Added to 40-man roster: OF Jeremy Hermida
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Neftali Soto
Reinstated from DL: RHP Justin Lehr, SS Miguel Rojas
Cleveland Indians
Traded: RHP Yohan Pino to Blue Jays for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Jeanmar Gomez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Frank Herrmann, OF Travis Buck
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Jeremie Tice
Colorado Rockies
Recalled: RHP Clayton Mortensen
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Alan Johnson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alan Johnson, RHP Greg Reynolds, 3B Ian Stewart
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Albert Campos, RHP Andy Graham, SS Josh Rutledge, OF Eliezer Mesa
Placed on temporarily inactive list: 2B Eric Young Jr.
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Erik Stavert, 2B Eric Young Jr.
Signed by the Rockies as a non-drafted free agent on June 14, 2005, Johnson (27) was off to a good start in his
third consecutive year at Colorado Springs (PCL/AAA): 1-0, 0.84 ERA in 2 starts (7K/2BB in 10.2 IP).
Detroit Tigers
Recalled: RHP Al Alburquerque
Added to 40-man roster: C Omir Santos
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Robbie Weinhardt
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Shawn Teufel, 2B William Bergolla
Reinstated from DL: C Omir Santos, 1B Billy Nowlin
Reinstated from inactive list: C Max St. Pierre, 3B Cesar Nicolas
Florida Marlins
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeff Allison, RHP Garrett Parcell, LHP Sean West, OF Sergio Pedroza
Reinstated from DL: LHP Graham Taylor
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Daniel Jennings, OF Isaac Galloway
Houston Astros
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jose Valdez
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Enrique Hernandez
Reinstated from DL: OF Telvin Nash
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Andy Van Hekken
Jose Valdez (28) was added to the Astros’ big league roster and made his MLB debut in his 11th pro-season. He
was originally signed by the New York Yankees as a non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic on
Oct. 5, 2000. After nine seasons (2001-2009) in the Yankees’ farm system (peaking at AAA), he signed with the
Astros as a minor league free-agent in 2010.
Kansas City Royals
Signed: C Josiah Atkins, 1B Steven Caseres
Traded: RHP Victor Marte to Cardinals for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Blake Wood
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Eric Basurto, 1B Juan Graterol, 2B Angel Franco
Reinstated from DL: RHP Harold Mozingo, C Ryan Eigsti, OF Lorenzo Cain
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: RHP Brian Lawrence
Released: RHP Virgil Vasquez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Bobby Cassevah
Placed on 7-day DL: C Alberto Rosario, 2B Jon Townsend, 3B Jay Brossman, OF Terrell Alliman
Reinstated from DL: RHP Virgil Vasquez, 3B Michael Wing, SS Jon Karcich, OF Jeremy Cruz
After the cut, Virgil Vasquez signed with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the Indy Atlantic League.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Ryan Acosta
Released: RHP Fredy Quintero
Recalled: RHP Ramon Troncoso, 2B Ivan De Jesus Jr.
Added to 40-man roster: OF Jerry Sands
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Jamie Hoffmann
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B John Lindsey, 2B Casio Grider, SS Juan Castro
Reinstated from DL: C Keyter Collado
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Rubby de la Rosa
Sands, 23, a 25th round pick in 2008, has five home runs and a .400/.422/.875 line in the early going at Triple-A.
Albuquerque is a good place to hit, but Sands' power should translate to other parks. He hit 35 homers in
Double-A and Class A last year, posting a .981 OPS in 590 total plate appearances. He placed sixth on Baseball
America's preseason list of top Dodgers prospects because of his "plus power to all fields." He profiles as a solid
everyday left fielder or first baseman, according to BA.
Milwaukee Brewers
Released: OF John Bivens
Recalled: RHP Mike McClendon
Outrighted off 40-man: OF Jeremy Reed (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Evan Anundsen, C Patrick Arlis, C Cameron Garfield, C Rafael Neda, 1B Chris
Dennis, SS Edwin Maysonet
Reinstated from DL: RHP Corey Frerichs, C Shawn Riggans, OF D'Vontrey Richardson
Minnesota Twins
Recalled: RHP Eric Hacker, RHP Jim Hoey
Added to 40-man roster: C Steve Holm
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alex Burnett, RHP Jeff Manship
Reinstated from DL: RHP Anthony Slama, LHP Ryan Mullins
New York Mets
Elected free agency: RHP Blaine Boyer
Recalled: RHP Dillon Gee, 2B Justin Turner
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Pat Misch
Outrighted off 40-man: RHP Blaine Boyer (Triple-A)
Option transferred: RHP Josh Stinson (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Eric Beaulac, C Dusty Ryan, 1B Allan Dykstra, OF Darrell Ceciliani, OF Fernando
Martinez, OF Lorenzo Scott
Reinstated from DL: 1B Allan Dykstra
Through 10 games with Triple-A Buffalo, Justin Turner batted .300/.364/.475 (12-for-40), which earned him a
shot with the big league club, where starter Brad Emaus got off to a 6-for-37 (.162) start with zero extra-base
hits. It may be easy to cast this as a reactionary move by the Mets to a poor start (both by the team and by
Emaus), but that overlooks two facts: 1) Emaus and Turner did not enter spring training on equal footing—Turner
could be optioned to Triple-A; Emaus could not, and 2) Turner probably is the superior player—he's a better
hitter, runner and defender than Emaus, and with similar power.
New York Yankees
Signed: OF Jason Place
Recalled: RHP Hector Noesi
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Lance Pendleton
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dellin Betances, RHP Daniel Gil, RHP Mike Gipson, RHP Jairo Heredia, RHP Mark
Prior, LHP Manny Banuelos, C Gary Sanchez, 1B Kyle Roller, SS Carmen Angelini, OF Damon Sublett
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Flannery, RHP Josh Schmidt, LHP Manny Banuelos, C Gary Sanchez, OF
Damon Sublett
Oakland Athletics
Released: RHP Chris Skaalen
Traded: RHP Danny Farquhar to Blue Jays for LHP David Purcey
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Andrew Carignan, RHP Scott Hodsdon, RHP Jonathan Joseph, RHP Josh Lansford,
RHP Nathan Long, RHP James Simmons, RHP Justin Souza, 3B Wes Timmons
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andrew Carignan, RHP Scott Hodsdon, RHP Jonathan Joseph, RHP James
Simmons, RHP Justin Souza, LHP Lance Sewell
Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: RHP Adrian Alaniz
Recalled: LHP Mike Zagurski
Placed on 7-day DL: C Torre Langley, OF Chris Frey
Reinstated from DL: C John Suomi
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: RHP Blaine Boyer, RHP Brett Sinkbeil
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Joe Beimel
Optioned to Triple-A: C Jason Jaramillo
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Duke Welker
Veteran righties Blaine Boyer and Brett Sinkbeil could provide bullpen depth in case of trades or injuries to the
big league bullpen. Boyer elected free agency after being outrighted off the Mets' 40-man roster, while Marlins'
’06 first-rounder Sinkbeil mixed swing-and-miss stuff with poor control in equal measures for Triple-A New
Orleans last season. Florida released him in late March.
St. Louis Cardinals
Signed: 2B Eric Duncan
Released: RHP Jared Bradford
Acquired: RHP Victor Marte from Royals for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Fernando Salas, RHP Eduardo Sanchez, 1B Mark Hamilton
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ramon Delgado, RHP Adam Reifer, C Steven Hill, OF Jarred Bogany, OF Andrew
Brown, OF Shane Robinson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jared Bradford, RHP Pete Parise, LHP Daniel Calhoun, LHP Sam Freeman, C
Charlie Cutler, 1B Xavier Scruggs, SS Freddie Bynum, OF Jim Rapoport, OF Ryde Rodriguez
San Diego Padres
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Geer, OF Donavan Tate, OF Everett Williams
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jon Leicester, C Eddy Rodriguez, OF Wande Olabisi
Teammates with low Class A Fort Wayne, Donavan Tate and Everett Williams, both natural center
fielders, collided in the outfield, potentially knocking Tate out for an extended spell with a hyperextended knee.
San Francisco Giants
Recalled: OF Darren Ford
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ryan Vogelsong
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Chris Gloor
Reinstated from DL: OF Thomas Neal
Placed on temporarily inactive list: 1B Luke Anders
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Seth Rosin, 1B Luke Anders, OF Myles Schroder
Vogelsong racked up a 5.86 ERA in parts of six MLB seasons for the Giants and Pirates. Then he spent three
years (2007-2009) in Japan, striking out 197 batters in 214 innings to go with a 4.17 ERA pitching for Orix. In
2010, he was signed by the Phillies that cut ties with him after he posted a 2-5-1 record with a 4.91 ERA for
Leigh Valley (Int’l/AAA) in 25 games (7 starts); the righty eventually completed the season with the Angels’
Triple-A affiliate. His 2010 overall numbers: 3-8-1, 4.81 ERA with 110K/62BB in 95.1 IP. He began strong this
season at Fresno in 2 starts: 2-0, 1.59 ERA with 17K/5BB and 8 hits in 11.1 IP.
Seattle Mariners
Signed: RHP Steve Delabar (Brockton (Can-Am) in ’09), C Angel Salome
Released: 1B Yu-Bing Jia
Recalled: OF Carlos Peguero
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Steven Hensley, OF Mike Wilson
Reinstated from DL: 1B Eddy Martinez-Esteve
Reinstated from inactive list: 1B Yu-Bing Jia
Tampa Bay Rays
Released: OF Gabe Cohen
Placed on suspended list: LHP David Newmann
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Bootcheck, RHP Richard de los Santos
Reinstated from DL: 3B Henry Wrigley, SS Hak-Ju Lee, OF John Matulia
Texas Rangers
Recalled: LHP Michael Kirkman, 1B Chris Davis
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mark Lowe
Option transferred: RHP Ramon Aguero (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Eric Hurley, RHP Tanner Scheppers, LHP Ben Snyder, 3B Renny Osuna, SS
Jurickson Profar
Reinstated from DL: RHP Fabio Castillo, RHP Eric Hurley, RHP Chris Mobley, RHP Tanner Scheppers
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Mark Hamburger
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Mark Hamburger
Toronto Blue Jays
Traded: LHP David Purcey to Athletics for RHP Danny Farquhar
Acquired: RHP Yohan Pino from Indians for cash considerations
Recalled: LHP Luis Perez, SS Mike McCoy
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jesse Litsch, LHP Brad Mills, SS Mike McCoy
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Randy Boone, SS Niuman Romero, OF Jason Lane
Reinstated from DL: LHP Aaron Loup, OF Daniel Perales
Signed by the Blue Jays as a non-drafted free agent on July 30, 2003 out of the Dominican Republic, Luis Perez
(26) was 1-0, 5.91 ERA at Las Vegas (PCL/AAA) to begin the season, with 14 SO in 10.2 IP but also 7 walks.
Last season, he posted a 10-11 record with a 5.40 ERA between AA & AAA. Perez played in the 2009 Futures
Game.
Washington Nationals
Acquired: OF Chris Rahl from Diamondbacks for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Collin Balester
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Rick Hague
Reinstated from DL: C Derek Norris
April 6-12
Players listed with an asterisk (*) signed minor league contracts after being outrighted off 40-man MLB rosters.
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: LHP Ron Mahay
Placed on restricted list: OF Alfredo Marte
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Gorgen, RHP Juan Jaime, RHP Reid Mahon, RHP Andrew Wolcott, LHP Mike
Belfiore, LHP Pat McAnaney, LHP Wade Miley, LHP Clay Zavada, C Robby Hammock, 3B Ed Rogers, OF Chris
Rahl
Atlanta Braves
Added to 40-man roster: C J.C. Boscan
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Mike Minor
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Thomas Berryhill, RHP Brett Butts, RHP Erik Cordier, RHP Angelo Paulino, RHP Jay
Sborz, LHP Jose Lugo, LHP Cole Rohrbough, C Shawn McGill, SS Mycal Jones
Baltimore Orioles
Released: LHP Brett Bordes
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chris Jakubauskas
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brad Bergesen
Option transferred: LHP Pedro Viola (Triple-A to Double-A), 1B Joe Mahoney (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mitch Atkins, RHP Jesse Beal, RHP Ryan Berry, RHP Jake Cowan, RHP Brandon
Erbe, RHP Matt Hobgood, RHP Kevin Landry, RHP Luis Lebron, LHP James Houser, LHP Casey Lambert, LHP
Nate Nery, LHP Troy Patton, C Zach Booker, C Kyle Moore, C Joel Polanco, C Jason Stifler, C Jordan Wolf, 2B
Mike Mooney, OF Mike Planeta
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Sean Gleason
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Sean Gleason
Boston Red Sox
Recalled: RHP Alfredo Aceves
Outrighted off 40-man: LHP Dennys Reyes (Triple-A), C Mark Wagner (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Charlis Burdie, RHP Yeiper Castillo, RHP Miguel Gonzalez, RHP Leandro Marin,
LHP Kyle Fernandes, LHP Mike Hacker, LHP Randy Williams, C Leonel Escobar, C Paul Hoover, C Adalberto
Ibarra, C Josue Peley, 2B Drew Dominguez, 3B Hector Luna, SS Brent Dlugach, OF Zach Daeges, OF Wilfred
Pichardo, OF Matt Sheely
Placed on temporarily inactive list: LHP Tommy Hottovy, C Mark Wagner
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Tommy Hottovy
Chicago Cubs
Signed: LHP Doug Davis, LHP Polin Trinidad (re-signed)
Released: OF Brandon Watson
Placed on restricted list: OF Melvin Camarena
Recalled: RHP Casey Coleman, RHP Jeff Stevens
Option transferred: C Welington Castillo (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Manolin de Leon, RHP Angel Guzman, RHP Gian Carlos Guzman, RHP Ty'Relle
Harris, RHP Randy Jackson, RHP Dylan Johnston, RHP Su-Min Jung, RHP Oswaldo Martinez, RHP Trey
McNutt, RHP Dae-Eun Rhee, RHP Todd Wellemeyer, 1B John Urick, 2B Carlos Figueroa, 2B Augie Ojeda, OF
Brad Snyder
Chicago White Sox
Voluntarily retired: LHP Robert Young
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jeff Gray
Outrighted off 40-man: OF Lastings Milledge (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Dayan Viciedo
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Cassel, RHP Leroy Hunt, RHP Henry Mabee, RHP Derek Rodriguez, RHP
Stephen Sauer, LHP Garrett Johnson, LHP Matt Wickswat, C Adam Ricks, 1B Daryle Ward, 2B Drew
Thompson, 3B Jon Gilmore, SS Tyler Saladino, OF Ken Williams Jr.
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Kyle Bellamy
Cincinnati Reds
Placed on restricted list: RHP Blair Carson, LHP Justin Walker, 1B Jonathan Kaskow, 3B Shane Carlson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Lehr, RHP Derrik Lutz, RHP Mark Serrano, LHP Matt Fairel, LHP Philippe
Valiquette, C Chris Denove, C Jordan Wideman, SS Miguel Rojas
Cleveland Indians
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Hector Ambriz, RHP Rob Bryson, RHP Connor Graham, RHP Antwonie Hubbard,
RHP Alexander Perez, RHP Anthony Reyes, RHP Hector Rondon, RHP Danny Salazar, LHP Jeremy Sowers,
1B Nick Johnson, 1B Beau Mills, OF Nick Weglarz
Colorado Rockies
Signed: 1B Max Leon
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Marco Duarte (Mexico City)
Recalled: RHP Greg Reynolds
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Edgmer Escalona, RHP Geoff Parker, RHP Claudio Vargas, LHP Isaiah
Froneberger, OF Mike Mitchell, OF Brian Rike
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Eric Federico, RHP Kyle Hancock, RHP Aaron Weatherford, 2B Hernan Iribarren
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP John Maine, RHP Erik Stavert, RHP Josh Sullivan
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP John Maine, RHP Josh Sullivan
Detroit Tigers
Placed on restricted list: LHP Lance Baxter, 2B Pete Miller, 3B Cesar Nicolas
Recalled: RHP Robbie Weinhardt
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brooks Brown, RHP Scott Green, RHP Luis Marte, RHP Jose Ortega, RHP Cody
Satterwhite, C Andy Bouchie, C Omir Santos, 1B Rawley Bishop, 1B Clay Jones, 1B Billy Nowlin
Placed on temporarily inactive list: C Max St. Pierre
Florida Marlins
Signed: 1B Erik Lis, OF Oscar Salazar
Placed on restricted list: LHP Daniel Jennings
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP A.J. Battisto, RHP Arquimedes Caminero, RHP Bryan Evans, RHP Evan Reed, RHP
Alex Sanabia, LHP Andy Loomis, LHP Graham Taylor, C Jose Ceballos, 1B Chad Cregar, 2B Tim Torres, 3B
Matt Dominguez, 3B Neil Sellers, SS Jesus Merchan, OF Rand Smith
Placed on temporarily inactive list: OF Isaac Galloway
Playing mostly left field and first base for the Padres in 2009-10, Oscar Salazar batted .251/.327/.393 in 269
plate appearances. He also filled in a bit at second and third base.
Houston Astros
Signed: LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith (re-signed)
Placed on restricted list: RHP Danny Meszaros, C Jon Fixler
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Sammy Gervacio, RHP Chris Hicks, RHP Brad James, RHP Chia-Jen Lo, RHP Nate
Pettus, LHP Doug Arguello, LHP Luis Cruz, C John Curtis, 1B Brian Pellegrini, OF Telvin Nash
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Matt Nevarez, LHP Andy Van Hekken
Danny Meszaros and Jon Fixler must complete their 50-game suspensions from last August.
Kansas City Royals
Placed on restricted list: 2B Justin Trapp
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Barry Bowden, RHP Zach Miner, RHP Harold Mozingo, RHP Julio Pimentel, RHP
Sam Runion, LHP Glenn Gibson, LHP Ivor Hodgson, C Cody Clark, C Ryan Eigsti, 1B Jake Kuebler, 2B Joaquin
Arias, OF Lorenzo Cain, OF Brett Eibner, OF Adrian Ortiz
Justin Trapp garnered a 50-game suspension for testing positive for Phentermine.
Los Angeles Angels
Released: RHP Tim Kiely
Recalled: RHP Matt Palmer, RHP Francisco Rodriguez
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Tyler Chatwood
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kevin Jepsen, RHP Michael Kohn, OF Chris Pettit
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Yeison Almeida, RHP Carson Andrew, RHP Brok Butcher, RHP Ysmael Carmona,
RHP Michael Davitt, RHP Bryant George, RHP Fabio Martinez, RHP Tommy Mendoza, RHP Kevin Nabors,
RHP Matt Oye, RHP Loek Van Mil, RHP Virgil Vasquez, C Anel de los Santos, 1B Brandon Decker, 1B Gabe
Jacobo, 1B Eric Oliver, 2B P.J. Phillips, 3B Michael Demperio, 3B Michael Wing, SS Jon Karcich, OF Jeremy
Cruz, OF Randal Grichuk, OF Roberto Lopez
A second-round draft pick in 2008 out of Redlands East Valley High School (California), Chatwood (21) has been
considered the #2 Angels’ prospect behind Mike Trout entering the season by Baseball America, with the best
curveball in the organization.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: OF Preston Mattingly
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Florencio Bustillos (Monclova), RHP Oscar Villarreal (Monterrey)
Recalled: RHP John Ely, OF Jamie Hoffmann
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP John Ely, 2B Ivan De Jesus Jr.
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tim Corcoran, RHP Carlos Monasterios, RHP Joey Newby, RHP Stuart Pomeranz,
RHP Javier Solano, LHP Geison Aguasviva, LHP Wilkin de la Rosa, LHP Aaron Miller, C Steve Cilladi, C Keyter
Collado, C Alex Garabedian, C B.J. Larosa, 1B Chris Jacobs, OF Eugenio Velez
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Rubby de la Rosa
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Justin Orenduff
Son of big league skipper Don, Preston Mattingly has come full circle since the end of last season. The Indians
traded for Mattingly last September only to release him on April 2. L.A. has put him on the Ogden Raptors’ roster
(Pioneer/R).
Milwaukee Brewers
Released: 3B Wayne Dedrick
Recalled: RHP Brandon Kintzler
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Marco Estrada
Outrighted off 40-man: LHP Dan Merklinger (Double-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brandon Kintzler
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Corey Frerichs, RHP Andre Lamontagne, LHP Mike Ramlow, LHP Brae Wright, C
Shawn Riggans, SS Zelous Wheeler, OF Caleb Gindl, OF D'Vontrey Richardson, OF Logan Schafer
Minnesota Twins
Recalled: RHP Alex Burnett, 2B Luke Hughes
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Miguel Munoz, RHP Anthony Slama, RHP Brad Tippett, RHP Ben Tootle, RHP Alex
Wimmers, LHP Paul Bargas, LHP Tony Davis, LHP Nelvin Fuentes, LHP Ryan Mullins, C Jair Fernandez, SS
Estarlin de los Santos, SS Paul Kelly, OF Angel Morales, OF Ramon Santana
New York Mets
Signed: RHP Manny Acosta*
Placed on suspended list: LHP Eric Niesen
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ryota Igarashi, RHP Jason Isringhausen
Outrighted off 40-man: RHP Manny Acosta (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Lucas Duda
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Boof Bonser, RHP Ryan Coultas, RHP Jack Egbert, RHP Armando Rodriguez, RHP
Brant Rustich, RHP Tobi Stoner, LHP Jim Fuller, C Juan Torres, 2B Reese Havens, 3B Richard Lucas, OF Sean
Ratliff
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Eric Niesen
New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Reinier Casanova, RHP Francisco Castillo, RHP Carlos Silva
Placed on restricted list: RHP J.B. Cox
Option transferred: RHP Ryan Pope (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brandon Braboy, RHP Francisco Castillo, RHP Noel Castillo, RHP Caleb Cotham,
RHP Grant Duff, RHP Ryan Flannery, RHP Alan Horne, RHP Warner Madrigal, RHP Ryan Pope, RHP Josh
Schmidt, RHP Zach Varce, LHP Wilkins Arias, LHP Jeremy Bleich, LHP Jose Ortegano, LHP Francisco Rondon,
C Ryan Baker, C P.J. Pilittere, 2B David Adams, SS Luis Nunez, OF Damon Sublett
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Gabriel Tatis
Placed on temporarily inactive list: LHP Manny Banuelos, 1B Myron Leslie
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Manny Banuelos, 1B Myron Leslie
A 24-year-old Cuban righthander, Reinier Casanova defected following the ’09 season. He was 3-3 with a save
and a 6.47 ERA for Pinar del Rio in 2007-2008. He improved to 6-5 with four saves and a 3.22 ERA in 21 games
in the hitter-friendly league in 2008-2009 (Baseball Reference).
Oakland Athletics
Recalled: RHP Tyson Ross
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mike Benacka, RHP Andrew Carignan, RHP Scott Hodsdon, RHP Brett Hunter, RHP
Jonathan Joseph, RHP Chad Kerfoot, RHP Alex Leon, RHP John Meloan, RHP Jamie Richmond, RHP James
Simmons, RHP Justin Souza, RHP Dan Thomas, LHP Pedro Figueroa, LHP Ben Hornbeck, LHP Brad Kilby,
LHP Ian Krol, LHP Lance Sewell, C Ryan Ortiz, 1B Sean Doolittle, OF Jose Crisotomo, OF Myrio Richard, OF
Michael Taylor
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Joey Devine, C Joel Galarraga
Philadelphia Phillies
Placed on restricted list: LHP Matt German
Voluntarily retired: C Jim Klocke
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brody Colvin, RHP Brian Gordon, RHP Mike McGuire, RHP Drew Naylor, LHP Nick
Hernandez, LHP Matt Way, C Joel Naughton, C John Suomi, 1B Tagg Bozied, 2B Albert Cartwright, OF Tyson
Gillies, OF Jeremy Slayden
Pittsburgh Pirates
Recalled: RHP Daniel McCutchen
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brad Lincoln
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Victor Black, RHP Brandon Holden, RHP Brent Klinger, RHP Hunter Strickland, RHP
Tyler Yates, LHP Tyler Cox, LHP Donald Veal, C Milver Reyes, 1B Jeff Clement, 2B Gerardo Alvarez, 3B Chase
Lyles, OF Justin Bencsko
St. Louis Cardinals
Released: RHP Ian Snell, LHP Tyler Norrick
Placed on restricted list: RHP Thomas Eager, RHP Ian Snell
Placed on suspended list: OF D'Marcus Ingram
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jared Bradford, RHP Scott Gorgen, RHP David Kopp, RHP Scott McGregor, RHP
Arquimedes Nieto, RHP Pete Parise, RHP Joel Pichardo, RHP Francisco Samuel, LHP Daniel Bibona, LHP
Daniel Calhoun, LHP Sam Freeman, C Charlie Cutler, C Luis de la Cruz, C Roberto Espinoza, C Robert Stock,
1B Xavier Scruggs, 2B Jason Stidham, SS Freddie Bynum, OF Jim Rapoport, OF Ryde Rodriguez, OF Oscar
Taveras
Reinstated from restricted list: RHP Ian Snell
San Diego Padres
Signed: RHP Josh Worrell, 2B David Newhan (re-signed)
Released: C Griffin Benedict
Loaned to Mexican League: 2B Adan Velazquez (Quintana Roo)
Recalled: LHP Wade LeBlanc
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Samuel Deduno, LHP Wade LeBlanc, OF Cedric Hunter
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Rafael Arias, RHP Stephen Faris, RHP Jon Leicester, RHP Daniel Sarria, RHP
Adam Schrader, LHP Juan Oramas, LHP Nick Schmidt, C Luis Martinez, C Eddy Rodriguez, 2B David Newhan,
SS Drew Cumberland, OF Luis Domoromo, OF Dan Meeley, OF Wande Olabisi
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Matt LaChappa
San Francisco Giants
Signed: RHP Craig Whitaker (re-signed), 1B Travis Ishikawa*
Placed on restricted list: RHP B.J. Salsbury
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Jean Machi (Mexico City)
Outrighted off 40-man: 1B Travis Ishikawa (Triple-A)
Option transferred: LHP Clayton Tanner (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jorge Bucardo, RHP Waldis Joaquin, RHP Jeremy Toole, RHP Kyle Vazquez, RHP
Craig Whitaker, LHP Craig Clark, LHP Chris Gloor, LHP Chuck Lofgren, 1B Brad Eldred, 2B Nick Noonan, 3B
Drew Biery, SS Ehire Adrianza, SS Brandon Crawford, SS Ryan Lormand, OF Dan Cook, OF Thomas Neal, OF
Francisco Peguero
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Seth Rosin
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP B.J. Salsbury
Seattle Mariners
Voluntarily retired: RHP Nolan Gallagher
Added to 40-man roster: C Chris Gimenez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jonathan Arias, RHP Charlie Haeger, RHP Stephen Kahn, RHP Stephen Pryor, RHP
Alfredo Venegas, LHP Nick Hill, LHP Donnie Hume, 1B Luis Jimenez, 3B Shaver Hansen, 3B Mario Martinez,
SS Edilio Colina, OF Joe Dunigan, OF Greg Halman, OF Kuo Hui Lo, OF Eddy Martinez-Esteve
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Brent Johnson
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Yusmeiro Petit
A fourth-round pick from Stanford in ’07, Nolan Gallagher's career was sabotaged by injury. He made just 22
appearances in the last three seasons, none above low Class A.
Tampa Bay Rays
Released: 3B Kyle Spraker
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Casey Kotchman
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Mike Ekstrom (Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jairo de la Rosa, RHP Will Kline, RHP Ricky Orta, RHP Wilking Rodriguez, RHP
Albert Suarez, RHP Kirby Yates, LHP Kyle Lobstein, 2B Shawn O'Malley, 3B Julio Cedeno, 3B Henry Wrigley,
SS Hak-Ju Lee, OF John Matulia, OF Lucas Montero, OF Ty Morrison, OF Emeel Salem, OF Isaias Velasquez
Texas Rangers
Signed: RHP Manny Corpas, RHP Mike Perconte
Placed on restricted list: SS Omar Quintanilla
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ramon Aguero (claimed off waivers from Pirates)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Fabio Castillo, RHP Ovispo de los Santos, RHP Wilmer Font, RHP Eric Hurley, RHP
Chris Mobley, RHP Tanner Scheppers, LHP Richard Bleier, LHP Tim Murphy, LHP Shane Zegarac, C Elio
Sarmiento, 3B Mitchell Hilligoss
Signed in the offseason, Omar Quintanilla must complete his 50-game suspension before he can suit up for the
Rangers.
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: OF Javan Williams, OF Dewayne Wise
Released: RHP Steve Raburn, C Al Quintana, 2B Nick Bidois
Placed on restricted list: C Matt Liuzza, 2B Justin McClanahan
Recalled: RHP Casey Janssen, RHP Scott Richmond, LHP Brad Mills
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Casey Janssen, RHP Scott Richmond, SS Mike McCoy
Option transferred: RHP Alan Farina (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Henderson Alvarez, RHP Dustin Antolin, RHP Matt Fields, RHP Bobby Korecky,
RHP Andrew Liebel, RHP Robert Ray, RHP Sean Shoffit, RHP Brian Slover, RHP Marcus Walden, LHP John
Anderson, LHP Aaron Loup, LHP Jared Potts, 1B Lance Durham, 2B Callix Crabbe, 2B Ryan Schimpf, 3B Scott
Campbell, SS Luis Sanchez, OF Daniel Perales, OF Scott Podsednik
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Tyler Ybarra
Washington Nationals
Signed: RHP Hector Nelo
Placed on restricted list: C Adrian Nieto, C Sean Rooney
Recalled: C Jesus Flores
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Patrick Arnold, RHP Rafael Martin, RHP Shairon Martis, RHP Dean Weaver, RHP
Zech Zinicola, LHP Jack McGeary, LHP Oliver Perez, LHP Atahualpa Severino, LHP Sammy Solis, C Derek
Norris, C Sam Palace, 2B Matt Antonelli, OF Justin Bloxom
Placed on temporarily inactive list: C Miguel Perez, OF Roger Bernadina
Reinstated from inactive list: OF Roger Bernadina
Adrian Nieto will miss the first 50 games of the 2011 season for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and
Treatment Program. The 21-year-old, selected by the Nationals in the fifth round of the 2008 Draft, tested
positive for the anabolic steroid Oxandrolone and performance-enhancing Metabolite. The switch-hitting Cuban
hit .195 with two homers and 14 RBIs in 60 games with Class A Hagerstown in the South Atlantic League in
2010. Nieto made 49 starts behind the plate for the Suns, after spending his first two professional seasons in the
Gulf Coast League.
March 30-April 5
Players listed with an asterisk (*) denote those 40-man roster players who have signed minor league contracts
with the same organization after being outrighted to the minors.
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: 2B Tony Abreu*, SS Josh Wilson
Released: RHP Jeff Dietz, RHP T.J. Hose, RHP Kip Wells, C Sean Coughlin, C Errol Hollinger, C P.J. Pilittere,
1B Bryan Byrne
Outrighted off 40-man: 2B Tony Abreu (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Esmerling Vasquez, 1B Brandon Allen
Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP Scott Proctor (re-signed), 2B C.J. Retherford, OF Joe Mather*, OF Hilton Richardson
Released: RHP David Francis, RHP Amable Nin, RHP Nate Russ, 1B Barbaro Canizares, 1B Chris Garcia, 1B
Michael Jones, 2B Ivan Marin, 3B Chris Curley, OF Brent Clevlen, OF Daniel Falcon, OF Yasser Gomez, OF
Jake Hanson, OF Cole Miles, OF Beau Torbert
Acquired: OF Marcus Lemon from Rangers for future considerations
Recalled: LHP Mike Minor
Atlanta released a pair of Cuban players with good experience in international tournaments with the Cuban
national team: Barbaro Canizares & Yasser Gomez. Signed by Atlanta in Feb. 2006, Canizares (31) made the
MLB debut in 2009 with the Braves (.190/.190/.238 in five games); in five minor league seasons (the last four in
Triple-A) he showed good hitting skills by hitting .314/.375/.455 in 527 games. Canizares played in the 2009
Futures Game and was an International League Post-Season All-Star in 2009 & 2010; he also was a 2011
Carribean Series All-Star playing for the Carribean Champion Mexico. His strong showing in the Mex-Pacific
winter league earned him a contract with the Oaxaca Gurreros after the cut by the Braves was official. Gomez
(31) defected from Cuba late in 2008, at which point at least one scout considered him major league ready. At
that time, he was described as a speedy outfielder who had hit for high averages in Cuba. 2010 stats:
.323/.411/.346 in 38 games at Mississippi (AA).
The Braves have acquired utilityman Marcus Lemon from the Rangers for a player to be named. Lemon, 23 in
June, was a fourth-round pick of Texas in 2006, and has a career .274/.348/.372 line in five minor league
campaigns, topping out at Double-A Frisco the past two seasons. He was drafted as a shortstop but began
moving around the diamond in 2009.
Baltimore Orioles
Signed: RHP Rick VandenHurk*
Released: RHP Daurin Tavarez, LHP Chad Thall, C Freuny Parra, 1B David Anderson, 2B Gary Helmick, 2B
Anyi Tejeda, OF Daniel Figueroa, OF Joe Gaetti
Placed on disqualified list: 2B Alexander Zorrilla
Recalled: LHP Zach Britton
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Josh Rupe
Outrighted off 40-man: RHP Rick VandenHurk (Triple-A)
Selected by Baltimore in the 43rd Round of 2005 amateur entry draft, Miami-native Figueroa (28) repeated AA
level last season and hit a poor .208, but showing good eye with 44 walks and a .346 OBP. He peaked at AAANorfolk for two games. Figueroa played for Spain in some international events such as the 2009 IBAF World Cup
(Update: Figueroa signed with Grand Prairie of the Independent American Association).
Boston Red Sox
Signed: RHP Chris Martin (Grand Prairie (American Association))
Released: RHP Adam Mills, LHP Matt Phillips, LHP Itsuki Shoda, 3B Ryan Khoury, OF Aaron Bates, OF Willie
Holmes, OF Jason Place
Traded: RHP Pedro Perez to Tigers for future considerations
Traded: OF Bubba Bell to Indians for cash considerations
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alfredo Aceves, LHP Hideki Okajima, C Michael McKenry
Place, 22, was the 27th overall pick in the 2006 draft and signed for $1.3MM. He had a fine professional debut
that season (.292/.386/.442 in 132 rookie ball plate appearances), but has struggled in the four years since. He
climbed as high as Double-A, and is a .234/.315/390 career hitter.
Chicago Cubs
Signed: RHP Ramon Ortiz, C Max Ramirez*
Released: RHP Chris Huseby, RHP Alessandro Maestri, RHP Mike Perconte, RHP Aaron Shafer, LHP James
Leverton, LHP Marcos Perez, LHP Chris Siegfried, LHP Polin Trinidad, OF Alvaro Ramirez
Added to 40-man roster: OF Reed Johnson
Outrighted off 40-man: C Max Ramirez (Triple-A)
Signed for $1.3 million as a 11th-rounder in 2006 Huseby earned his release for totaling just 75 innings over the
past three seasons.
Maestri made history in 2006 when he became the first Italian-born pitcher to be signed by a Major League
organization. Maestri represented his country by pitching in the World Baseball Classic in both 2006 and 2009.
Spending five seasons in the Cubs organization, he was used as both a starter and reliever, going 24-17 with a
3.75 ERA with 19 saves in 191 games (peaking at AA). In 2007 he earned a spot on the Midwest League AllStar team for Class-A Peoria, posting a 6-3 record with a 2.26 ERA and 12 saves, while averaging a strikeout
per inning. A year later, Maestri made the Florida State League All-Star team as a starter, going 5-3 with a 3.69
ERA for Class-A Advanced Daytona before being promoted. Baseball America ranked him the best slider in the
Cubs’ system after the 2007 season. After his release, Maestri decided to stay in the U.S. by signing with the
Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association independent league for the 2011 season.
Shafer, 24, was a second round pick in 2008. He signed for $625K. Shafer picked well in relief last year (2.68
ERA in 80 2/3 IP), but that's only because he dominated Single-A (0.96 ERA in 46 2/3 IP) while getting
hammered in Double-A (5.03 ERA in 34 IP). He went 4-3-7, 2.68 ERA overall in 80.2 relief innings. After the cut,
he was signed by Gateway of independent Frontier League.
Chicago White Sox
Signed: RHP Jeff Marquez*
Added to 40-man roster: OF Lastings Milledge
Outrighted off 40-man: RHP Jeff Marquez (Triple-A)
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: RHP David Johnson
Released: RHP Ricky Bowen, 3B Miguel Chacoa, 3B Oliver Santos, OF Alex Oliveras, OF Cameron Satterwhite
Recalled: RHP Jordan Smith
Option transferred: RHP Daryl Thompson (Triple-A to Double-A), C Yasmani Grandal (Double-A to High-A)
Cleveland Indians
Released: RHP Ryan Gardner, RHP J.D. Goryl, RHP Brian Grening, RHP Alex Kaminsky, 3B Matt Cusick, OF
Preston Mattingly
Acquired: OF Bubba Bell from Red Sox for cash considerations
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Justin Germano, 3B Jack Hannahan, SS Adam Everett, OF Travis Buck
Colorado Rockies
Released: RHP Craig Baker, RHP Chris Sampson, LHP Greg Smith, C Johnny Bowden, C Ben Petralli, C Josh
Powers, C Brandon Yarbrough, 1B Jason Botts, 1B Logan Parker, 2B Eric Duncan, 2B Tug Hulett, 3B Ryan
Peisel, OF Nathan Hines, OF Gabe Suarez
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Jason Giambi
A fourth-round pick in ’06, Craig Baker pitched well at the Class A level in ’08 and ’09, notching 145 strikeouts in
119 innings and leading the minors with 33 saves in ’09. But the injury bug that plagued him early in his career
came back with a vengeance last season, when Baker stumbled to a 9.16 ERA and 2.14 WHIP in 20 Double-A
appearances.
Detroit Tigers
Signed: RHP Sergio Berihuete
Acquired: RHP Pedro Perez from Red Sox for future considerations
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Enrique Gonzalez
Outrighted off 40-man: 3B Audy Ciriaco (Double-A)
Option transferred: RHP Lester Oliveros (Triple-A to Double-A)
Florida Marlins
Released: RHP Brent Allar, RHP Brandon Cunniff, RHP Zach Dials, RHP Shawn Hill, LHP Jeff Gogal, LHP
Zach Robertson, 2B Mike Pasek, OF Dewayne Wise
Traded: C Carlos Paulino to Pirates for 2B Jim Negrych
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Greg Dobbs, SS Donnie Murphy
Houston Astros
Released: RHP Bubbie Buzachero, RHP Jailen Peguero, LHP Mike Modica, OF Freddy Parejo
Elected free agency: LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith
Added to 40-man roster: OF Joe Inglett
Outrighted off 40-man: LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Henry Villar
Option transferred: RHP David Carpenter (Triple-A to Double-A), RHP Jorge De Leon (Triple-A to Low-A),
RHP Arcenio Leon (Triple-A to Double-A), 2B Jimmy Paredes (Triple-A to Double-A)
Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP Jeff Suppan, C Lucas May*, OF Gregor Blanco*
Released: RHP Josh Worrell, LHP Ben Swaggerty, SS Jake Eigsti, OF Patrick Norris, OF Hilton Richardson
Placed on restricted list: C Drew Robertson, 1B Geoff Baldwin, SS J.D. Alfaro, OF Patrick White
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Federico Castaneda (Mexico City)
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Tim Collins
Outrighted off 40-man: C Lucas May (Triple-A), OF Gregor Blanco (Triple-A)
Hilton Richardson, a ’07 seventh-rounder, showed off fine wheels (77 steals in 100 career attempts) but hit just
.231/.304/.340 in four seasons, topping out in low Class A. The Braves quickly scooped him up.
Collins (21) was signed by the Blue Jays as a non-drafted free agent on July 20, 2007 before being acquired by
the Atlanta Braves on July 14 in a five-player deal that swapped shortstops Yunel Escobar to Toronto and Alex
Gonzalez to Atlanta. Then was acquired by the Kansas City Royals in a trade with the Atlanta Braves on July 31,
2010. The lefty graduated from Worcester Vocational High School, compiling a 91-5 record in his four seasons.
In 2010 he pitched strong in 71.1 relief innings between AA & AAA level: 3-1-15, 2.02 ERA with 108K/27BB.
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: LHP Horacio Ramirez, C Orlando Mercado, 1B Marcus Nidiffer
Released: RHP Tony Pluta, RHP Jeremy Thorne, LHP Starlin Feliz, C Kevin Arendse, OF Rich Cates, OF Mike
Turner
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Matt Palmer, RHP Francisco Rodriguez, SS Andrew Romine
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: 1B John Lindsey*
Released: RHP Juan Rincon, LHP James Adkins, LHP Antonio Castillo, C Orlando Mercado, 1B Steven
Caseres, SS Michael Richard
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Lance Cormier, RHP Mike MacDougal, 2B Aaron Miles
Outrighted off 40-man: RHP Jon Link (Triple-A), 1B John Lindsey (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Scott Elbert
Option transferred: RHP Luis Vasquez (Double-A to High-A)
The Dodgers shifted Adkins, the 39th overall pick in ’07 as Tennessee's all-time strikeout leader, to the bullpen
last season in the hopes that his quality breaking stuff (and fringy fastball) would play up. Adkins' strikeout rate
spiked at Double-A (9.9 per nine innings) as he held lefty batters to a 12-for-65 (.185) showing, but unfortunately
his walk rate held steady (4.6) and righty batters battered him for an .828 OPS—and all six home runs allowed.
Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: OF Brandon Boggs*
Released: RHP Rigoberto Almonte, RHP Ryan Bernal, RHP David Johnson, RHP Chad Robinson, RHP Jose
Sanchez, LHP Dexter Bobo, LHP Chris Cody, LHP Evan Frederickson, LHP Marques Kyles, LHP Brandon
Ritchie, LHP Travis Stortz, C Mike Melillo, C James Skelton, C Austin Stockfisch, OF Peter Fatse
Placed on restricted list: SS Michael Marseco
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Erick Almonte, OF Jeremy Reed
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brandon Kintzler
Evan Frederickson wowed the Brewers with high-90s velocity at a pre-draft workout in ’08, prompting Milwaukee
to reach to take him with the 35th overall pick, behind only Brett Lawrie and Jake Odorizzi. Signed for $1.01
million despite a checkered three-year, two-school college career that included 139 walks in 132 innings,
Frederickson's walks-per-nine rate never fell below 7.6 in any of his three pro seasons. Last year, the 23-yearold issued 76 free passes in 68 innings between Pioneer (R) & FSL (A Adv.).
Minnesota Twins
Released: RHP David Gutierrez, C Jeff Howell, 1B Erik Lis
Voluntarily retired: RHP Chris Province
Selected by the Red Sox in the fourth round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft out of Southeastern Louisiana
University, Chris Province (the haul for Boof Bonser in December ’09) worked around too many baserunners last
season (1.59 WHIP, 5.66 ERA), but it's hard to say how many of his 116 hits allowed in 97 innings could have
been prevented with stronger defensive support. He's a strong groundball pitcher who pitched in front of DoubleA and Triple-A clubs that finished with the worst records in their classifications, not to mention the highest ERAs
and hit rates.
New York Mets
Signed: LHP Pat Misch*, 1B Nick Evans*, SS Luis Hernandez*
Released: LHP Nelson Pereira, LHP Les Walrond, C Taylor Freeman, 1B Jeff Flagg, 1B Chris Shelton, OF
Quintin Berry, OF Emmanuel Garcia, OF Cody Holliday
Loaned to Mexican League: 1B Japhet Amador (Mexico City)
Outrighted off 40-man: 1B Nick Evans (Triple-A), SS Luis Hernandez (Triple-A)
Option transferred: RHP Josh Stinson (Triple-A to Double-A)
Garcia was in the news this spring for coming back from testicular cancer, which was discovered after he failed a
drug test. (John Manuel)
New York Yankees
Signed: C P.J. Pilittere
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Luis Ayala, RHP Bartolo Colon, RHP Freddy Garcia, C Gustavo Molina
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Chris Dickerson
Oakland Athletics
Signed: C Mitch Canham
Released: RHP Mathieu Poirier, OF David Thomas
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Andy LaRoche
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tyson Ross, C Josh Donaldson, 2B Eric Sogard
Option transferred: RHP Fautino de los Santos (Triple-A to Double-A)
Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: 2B Ronnie Belliard, 2B Kevin Frandsen
Released: RHP Matt Anderson, RHP Edgar Garcia, RHP Julian Sampson, RHP Jon Velasquez, LHP Neal
Davis, LHP Dan Meyer, 2B Luis Castillo, 2B Korby Mintken, 2B Cale Owen
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Pete Orr
Reinstated from inactive list: 3B Travis Mattair
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: RHP Tim Wood, LHP Dan Meyer, C Rodolfo Pena
Released: RHP Craig Hansen, RHP Yeiber Sanchez
Traded: 2B Jim Negrych to Marlins for C Carlos Paulino
Outrighted to Mexican League: RHP Oscar Verdugo (Veracruz)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jose Veras
Designated for assignment: RHP Ramon Aguero
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Leroux
Option transferred: RHP Bryan Morris (Triple-A to Double-A)
With quick actions behind the plate and an above-average arm, Carlos Paulino (21) could add value to the
Pirates as an organizational catcher. He's not much of a hitter (.184/.214/.234 in low Class A) but he has four
seasons to go before he qualifies for minor league free agency as he was signed by the Marlins as a nondrafted free agent on Oct. 5, 2007 out of the Dominican Republic. The Pirates assigned him to Bradenton (FSL/A
Adv.)
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The 26 overall pick of the 2005 Draft by the Red Sox, Hansen signed a 4 years/$4.4M major league contract
(2005-2008). Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Boston on 7/31/08, he failed to establish himself as a MLB
pitcher denoting control issues; his overall MLB record is 4-9-3, 6.34 ERA with 70K/63BB in 93.2 IP in parts of
four seasons with Boston and Pittsburgh. His minors numbers are better: 8-6-4, 2.72 ERA in 146 IP. The Pirates
re-signed him to a 1 year/$0.825M (2009) and outrighted him to the minors in October of the same year.
Pittsburgh re-signed Hansen to a 2010 minor league contract worth roughly $0.660M (80% of previous year
according to MLB rules), so the team choose to cut him lose rather than re-signing the reliever for $0.528M.
St. Louis Cardinals
Signed: LHP Sean Watson (NDFA—UC Davis)
Released: C Ivan Castro, 1B Francisco Rivera, 1B Curt Smith
Voluntarily retired: RHP Ian Snell
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Miguel Batista
Option transferred: RHP David Kopp (Triple-A to Double-A), 3B Zack Cox (Low-A to High-A)
San Diego Padres
Signed: 2B Pat McKenna
Released: RHP Mike DeMark, RHP Rob Gariano, RHP Nick Schumacher, C Mitch Canham, C Gregg Zaun, 2B
David Newhan
San Diego selected Mitch Canham with the 57th overall pick in ’07 with visions of him developing into an
offensive-minded starting catcher. His defense never really coalesced—opposing basestealers ran wild when he
started—and he began seeing more time at less-demanding positions: left field, third base and first base. The
Padres' new front office might have kept Canham around if he had hit, but through 670 Double-A plate
appearances his batting line stands at .242/.322/.346.
San Francisco Giants
Signed: RHP Doug Mathis
Released: RHP Francisco Cruceta, RHP Brian Lawrence, RHP Matt Sartor, RHP Jeff Suppan, RHP Craig
Whitaker, LHP Jacobo Meque, C Matt Klimas, 1B Andy D'Alessio, SS Brad Boyer, OF Ben Copeland
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Guillermo Mota, 1B Brandon Belt
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Steve Edlefsen, SS Ryan Rohlinger
Copeland was the Giants' first draft pick in ’05, as a fourth-rounder. In 2010, the left-handed hitter hit
.280/.378/.404 at Fresno (AAA), denoting solid hitting skills and above average speed (8 Triples, 23 SB).
Seattle Mariners
Released: RHP Blake Nation, RHP Mumba Rivera, LHP Robert Rohrbaugh, C Henry Contreras
Added to 40-man roster: SS Luis Rodriguez, OF Ryan Langerhans
Tampa Bay Rays
Released: RHP Justin Hall, LHP Ryan Fleckenstein, LHP J.R. Robinson, C Tomas Francisco, 2B Bennett Davis,
3B Scott Lawson, OF Alex Diaz, OF Bryan Fogle, OF D.J. Jones
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Juan Cruz, 3B Felipe Lopez
Designated for assignment: RHP Mike Ekstrom
Option transferred: RHP Chris Archer (Triple-A to Double-A), C Nevin Ashley (Triple-A to Double-A)
Texas Rangers
Signed: SS Luis Cruz
Released: RHP Brennan Garr, RHP Danny Gutierrez, RHP Hector Nelo, RHP Tim Steggall, RHP Ty
Taubenheim, LHP Starling de la Rosa, LHP Justin Earls, C Doug Hogan, C Johnathon Moore, C Alinson Perez,
1B Mike Ortiz, 2B Jake Kaase, OF Edward Alfonzo, OF Erold Andrus, OF Ed Koncel, OF Jason Kudlock, OF
Travis Meiners, OF Cody Podraza, OF Cristian Santana
Traded: OF Marcus Lemon to Braves for future considerations
Placed on restricted list: OF Miguel Velazquez
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Dave Bush
The Rangers released righty Danny Gutierrez, formerly one of their top-10 prospects. Gutierrez had been
acquired from the Royals, but his stuff has diminished and was suspended 50 games for amphetamines prior to
the 2010 season.
Toronto Blue Jays
Released: RHP Vince Bongiovanni, RHP Ross Buckwalter, RHP David Sever, LHP Ryan Page, C Karim
Turkamani, OF Leonard Davis, OF Eric Eiland, OF Joey Hage
Like the Red Sox's separation from Jason Place, the Blue Jays found themselves in a similar predicament with
Eric Eiland, their second-round pick in ’07. A raw, athletic Texas prep product, Eiland stole bases efficiently (80
percent in four pro seasons) but batted just .221/.319/.290 in 1,121 plate appearances, none above low Class A.
Washington Nationals
Released: RHP Adrian Alaniz, RHP Joe Bisenius, RHP Harvey Garcia, RHP Tim Wood, LHP Ron Villone, C Lou
Santangelo, 2B Alex Cintron, 3B Dan Lyons, OF Robby Jacobsen, OF Jonathan Van Every
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chad Gaudin, 2B Alex Cora, OF Laynce Nix, OF Matt Stairs
March 23-29
Players listed with an asterisk (*) denote those 40-man roster players who have signed minor league contracts
with the same organization after being outrighted to the minors.
Arizona Diamondbacks
Released: RHP Brian Sweeney, LHP Jordan Kendall, OF Ryan Patterson
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Russell Branyan
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jordan Norberto
After being released Sweeney signed with the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League.
Atlanta Braves
Released: RHP Dalton Acord, RHP Wilton Estevez, LHP Brett DeVall, LHP Tommy Palica
Acquired: RHP Billy Bullock from Twins as compensation for major league Rule 5 selection LHP Scott Diamond
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Joe Mather (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Juan Abreu, RHP Jairo Asencio, LHP Mike Minor, SS Diory Hernandez, OF Jordan
Schafer
DeVall, a sandwich-round pick in 2008 (40th overall), is still only 21, but elbow troubles limited him to just 160
innings at Class A Rome the past two seasons. For his career, DeVall has a 3.92 ERA, 6.3 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9.
Baltimore Orioles
Released: RHP John Mariotti, 1B Austin Rauch, 2B Auburn Donaldson, OF Grolmann Gonzalez, OF Jeremy
Shelby, OF Randy Winn
Returned Rule 5 selection: RHP Adrian Rosario (to Brewers)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Zach Britton, C Craig Tatum, 3B Josh Bell, OF Nolan Reimold
Boston Red Sox
Released: RHP Chris Court, RHP Bryce Cox, RHP Eric Curtis, RHP Stephen Fox, RHP T.J. Large, RHP Ryne
Lawson, RHP Ryne Miller, RHP Kelvin Pichardo, RHP Ryne Reynoso, LHP Michael Bugary, LHP Lenny
DiNardo, LHP Lance McClain, 2B Kenneth Roque, 3B Jorge Jimenez, OF Bryan Peterson
Traded: RHP Dan Turpen to Rockies for C Michael McKenry
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Dennys Reyes
Designated for assignment: C Mark Wagner
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Scott Atchison, RHP Michael Bowden, OF Ryan Kalish, OF Josh Reddick
With Double-A Portland in ’09 and ’10, Bryce Cox appeared in 87 relief games and kept the ball on the ground
(2.1 ground-to-flyout ratio), but didn't succeed nearly so well on the baserunner (1.57 WHIP) or strikeout-to-walk
(1.3-to-1 ratio) fronts. Last season, Cox had a 4.89 ERA. The 26-year-old was Boston's third-round pick from
Rice in ’06. After the release he signed with Grand Prairie of the indy American Association.
Selected by the Red Sox in the 16th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft out of Porterville (Calif.)
Community College, Puerto-Rican Jimenez (26) was considered a physical third baseman with solid lefty bat and
an 80-arm. Those tools made him a Rule V Draft pick by the Marlins in the 2009 MLB phase of the draft; Florida
eventually gave him back to Boston prior the beginning of the 2010 season that Jimenez played with Pawtucket
(IL/AAA) hitting .217/.290/.279 in 95 games. He made the Puerto Rican Baseball League All-Star team this past
winter playing for Ponce and finishing among the League leaders in RBI (19). Like Cox, Jimenez will try to
resurrect his career in indy ball: he signed with Brockton of the Can-Am League.
Chicago Cubs
Signed: OF Brandon Watson
Released: RHP Danny Keefe, RHP Corey Martin, RHP Mike Parisi, LHP Scott Rice, OF Francisco Guzman, OF
Cody Shields
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Justin Berg, RHP Casey Coleman, RHP Jeff Stevens, LHP Scott Maine, C
Welington Castillo, OF Fernando Perez
Chicago White Sox
Signed: RHP Dexter Carter, RHP Nick McCully, 3B Christian Colonel, SS Kyle Eveland (Traverse City
(Frontier))
Released: RHP Josh Billeaud, RHP Angel Garcia, RHP Matt Hopps, RHP Matt Long, RHP Jeff Sues, C Logan
Johnson, 2B C.J. Retherford, 2B Nate Sutton, 3B Jose Vargas, OF Jordan Cheatham
Acquired: RHP Gaby Hernandez from Royals for cash considerations
Traded: SS Robert Hudson to Phillies for future considerations
Traded: OF John Shelby III to Rays for future considerations
Option transferred: RHP Gregory Infante (Triple-A to Double-A)
C.J. Retherford slumped to a .543 OPS last season after batting .297/.340/.473 for Double-A Birmingham in ’09.
He signed as a nondrafted free agent out of Arizona State in June ’07. For his four-year minor league career, he
has a .273/.327/.442 line.
Dana Eveland's younger brother Kyle went undrafted out of Chico State (Calif.) in ’09. He batted just
.249/.332/.327 as a shortstop in indy ball in the past two seasons.
A second-round pick in ’06, 6-foot-5 righty Matt Long went 7-9, 4.89 in 21 starts for Double-A Birmingham last
year, showing average stuff across the board.
Cincinnati Reds
Released: OF Travis Mitchell, OF Justin Reed
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Chris Valaika
Cleveland Indians
Signed: LHP Jesse English
Released: RHP Omar Aguilar, RHP Casey Gaynor, RHP Jeremy Johnson, RHP Doug Mathis, RHP Takafumi
Nakamura, RHP Julio Ramirez, RHP David Roberts, LHP Vidal Nuno, C Juan Aponte, OF Trent Baker, OF
Kevin Rucker, OF Joel Torres
Outrighted off 40-man: RHP Jensen Lewis (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jeanmar Gomez, RHP Jess Todd, LHP David Huff, 2B Luis Valbuena, OF Ezequiel
Carrera
Japanese 23-year-old Nakamura went 4-3-1, 4.10 ERA in 41.2 relief innings between NYP-League (A short) &
Midwest League (A) with 32 K, 8 BB and 44 hits in his only season in the Indians’ farm system.
Colorado Rockies
Released: RHP Tyler Trice, LHP Brandon Durden, LHP Kenny Durst, 1B Chad Jacobsen
Traded: C Michael McKenry to Red Sox for RHP Dan Turpen
Acquired: 3B Josh Fields from Pirates for cash considerations
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Matt Daley, RHP Greg Reynolds, C Jordan Pacheco, 2B Eric Young Jr.
Option transferred: RHP Cory Riordan (Triple-A to Double-A)
Detroit Tigers
Released: RHP Scot Drucker, RHP Victor Moreno, RHP Anthony Shawler, LHP John Bale, LHP Kyle Bloom,
LHP Mariano Gomez, LHP Ariel Medina, LHP Yadiel Polanco, LHP Wilfredo Ramirez, 2B Pat McKenna, OF Matt
Mansilla, OF Brandon Tripp, OF Chris White
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Danny Worth
Florida Marlins
Released: RHP Corey Goudeau, RHP Brett Sinkbeil, RHP Brad Stone, LHP Brad Furnish, LHP Isaac Morales,
C Mark Wyatt, OF Thomas Hickman
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Burke Badenhop, C Brad Davis, SS Ozzie Martinez
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Jhan Marinez
Reinstated from inactive list: C Mark Wyatt
Brett Sinkbeil, 26, enhanced his strikeout rate (8.0 per nine innings) with his ’10 shift to the bullpen, but he
showed the same poor control (4.4) with Triple-A New Orleans. The results were similar (5.71 ERA, 1.69 WHIP),
though, so not only did he lose his 40-man roster spot, but Sinkbeil, the 19th overall pick in ’06, lost his place in
the organization.
The Marlins' second-round pick in ’06, the Sinkbeil draft, Tom Hickman batted .231/.337/.406 in five seasons,
topping out in high Class A.
Houston Astros
Signed: RHP Fernando Nieve
Released: RHP Kyle Godfrey, RHP Brenden Stines, RHP Brian Wabick, RHP Jared Wells, LHP Edwin Walker,
1B Ryan Ditthardt, 1B Marcus Nidiffer, 3B Kody Kirkland, 3B Chris Lovett, SS Mike Affronti, SS Oscar Figueroa,
OF Lee Cruz, OF Ryan Humphrey, OF Renzo Tello
Acquired: OF Joe Inglett from Rays for cash considerations
Returned Rule 5 selection: RHP Lance Pendleton (to Yankees)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Wesley Wright, SS Tommy Manzella, OF Brian Bogusevic
Kansas City Royals
Released: RHP Tyler Gatrell, RHP Aaron Hartsock, RHP Scott Kelley, RHP Matt Morizio, RHP James
Thompson, LHP Claudio Bavera, C Brian Peterson, 2B Correy Figueroa, 3B Pedro Feliz, 3B Tom Zebroski, OF
Rene Oriental
Traded: RHP Alex Caldera to Nationals for cash considerations
Traded: RHP Gaby Hernandez to White Sox for cash considerations
Acquired: 3B Johnny Whittleman from Rangers for future considerations
Returned Rule 5 selection: LHP Robert Fish (to Angels)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Vin Mazzaro, OF Lorenzo Cain
Whittleman, 24, was selected by Texas in the second round of the 2005 amateur draft, but had yet to play above
Double-A in the Rangers' system. In over 2,800 minor league plate appearances, the corner infielder has hit
.242/.353/.389.
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: LHP Ryan Ketchner
Released: RHP Ryan Braun, RHP Justin Harper, RHP Vinnie St. John, LHP Michael Anton, LHP Josh Blanco,
LHP Leonardo Calderon, 1B Nick Farnsworth, 2B Kevin Ramos, OF George Barber, OF Jake Rife
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Trevor Bell
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: C Fausto Mier
Released: RHP Bobby Blevins, RHP Nick Gaudi, RHP Jimmy Marshall, LHP Ron Mahay, 3B Brian Ruggiano,
OF Stetson Banks
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Edwin Contreras (Monclova), RHP Jesus Rodriguez (Monclova), LHP
Thomas Melgarejo (Saltillo)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP John Ely, RHP Travis Schlichting, RHP Ramon Troncoso
Milwaukee Brewers
Released: LHP Casey Baron, LHP Bobby Bramhall
Traded: 3B Cutter Dykstra to Nationals for OF Nyjer Morgan
Elected free agency: SS Luis Cruz
Returned Rule 5 selection: RHP Pat Egan (to Orioles)
Outrighted off 40-man: SS Luis Cruz (Triple-A), OF Brandon Boggs (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Justin James, RHP Mike McClendon, C Martin Maldonado, 2B Eric Farris
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Wily Peralta
Minnesota Twins
Released: RHP Steve Blevins, RHP Peter Kennelly, RHP Mike McCardell, RHP Kyle Orr, LHP Brett Carroll,
LHP David Deminsky, C Buddy Munroe, C Alexander Soto, C Nick Tindall, 1B Brian Burke, 3B Juan Portes, OF
Joe Dickerson, OF Justin Huber, OF Derrick Phillips
Traded: RHP Billy Bullock to Braves as compensation for major league Rule 5 selection LHP Scott Diamond
Outrighted off 40-man: LHP Scott Diamond (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jim Hoey, RHP Anthony Slama, 2B Luke Hughes
Option transferred: RHP David Bromberg (Triple-A to Double-A)
Aussie Justin Huber signed with the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League after the release.
New York Mets
Released: RHP Daniel Carela, RHP Tony Feliz, RHP John Holdzkom, RHP Samuel Taveras, RHP Wes Wrenn,
2B Ray Van Gurp, 3B James Schroeder, OF Joey August, OF Will Cherry, OF R.J. Harris, OF Nick Santomauro
Traded: RHP Eddie Kunz to Padres for 1B Allan Dykstra
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Blaine Boyer, LHP Tim Byrdak, OF Willie Harris
Outrighted off 40-man: LHP Pat Misch (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Justin Turner
New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Kevin Millwood
Released: RHP Ryan Acosta, RHP Philip Bartleski, RHP Bryant Cotton, RHP Joel Marte, RHP Ben Watkins,
LHP Sam Elam, LHP Trenton Lare, C Kyle Perkins, 1B Nick Ebert, 2B Ronnie Belliard, 2B Justin Snyder, OF
Isaiah Brown
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Eric Chavez
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jose Ortegano, SS Ramiro Pena, OF Greg Golson, OF Justin Maxwell
According to a source involved in the deal, Kevin Millwood was signed to a pro-rated $1.5 million deal with
incentives, but has to be on the Yankees 25-man big league roster by May 1 or to be released.
Oakland Athletics
Released: RHP Jon Hunton, RHP Ken Smalley, LHP Ryan Quigley, C Dusty Napoleon, OF Toddric Johnson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Joey Devine, 1B Chris Carter
Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: LHP Jay Johnson, 2B Luis Castillo
Released: RHP Justin Beal, RHP Bradley Blanks, RHP Mike Bolsenbroek, RHP Heitor Correa, RHP Drew
Erwin, RHP Matt Hutchison, RHP Eric Massingham, RHP Marshall Schuler, RHP Andrew Snowdon, RHP Andy
Wells, LHP Orlando Garces, LHP Drew Rundle, C Marlon Mitchell, 2B Matt McConnell, 3B Adam Buschini, OF
Luis Beltre, OF Sebastian Boucher
Acquired: SS Robert Hudson from White Sox for future considerations
Outrighted off 40-man: 1B Matt Rizzotti (Double-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Scott Mathieson, LHP Mike Zagurski
Native Canadian Jay Johnson got drafted by the Orioles in ’09 (35th round) but didn't sign. He got drafted last
year by the Blue Jays (26th round), signed on July 1 but then had his deal voided for elbow issues.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Released: RHP Casey Erickson, LHP Mike Williams, 1B Gerlis Rodriguez, 2B Luis Solano, 3B Christian
Colonel, SS Adenson Chourio, OF Pat Irvine
Traded: 3B Josh Fields to Rockies for cash considerations
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Daniel McCutchen, SS Pedro Ciriaco
St. Louis Cardinals
Released: RHP Charllan Jimenez, RHP Nick McCully, RHP Miguel Tapia, LHP George Brown, 2B Devin
Goodwin, 2B Jose Martinez, OF C.J. Beatty, OF Antonio DeJesus, OF Ross Smith
Loaned to Mexican League: OF Amaury Cazana Marti (Minatitlan)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Fernando Salas, RHP Eduardo Sanchez
San Diego Padres
Released: RHP Alessio Angelucci, RHP Dexter Carter, RHP Geoff Geary, RHP Mike Koplove, RHP Rod Scurry,
C Justin Echevarria, 2B Kevin Frandsen, OF Kellen Kulbacki, OF Oscar Salazar, OF Houston Slemp, OF
Gunnar Terhune
Traded: RHP Erik Davis to Nationals for SS Alberto Gonzalez
Traded: 1B Allan Dykstra to Mets for RHP Eddie Kunz
Recalled: RHP Samuel Deduno, OF Cedric Hunter
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Wade LeBlanc, SS Everth Cabrera, OF Aaron Cunningham
Kellen Kulbacki built his prospect status on a torrid ’08 season in the California League, batting .332/.428/.589
with 20 homers in little more than half a season for high Class A Lake Elsinore. Two injury-wracked years later
and the 40th overall pick in ’07 has hit just .208/.271/.286 in 293 Double-A plate appearances. The Padres cut
ties with the 25-year-old Kulbacki, just as they have with others from that draft, such as Eric Sogard (traded to
A's), Brad Chalk (Pirates minor league Rule 5 pick), Corey Kluber (traded to Indians), Lance Zawadzki (waiver
claim by Royals) and Wynn Pelzer (traded to Orioles).
San Francisco Giants
Released: RHP Brian Anderson, RHP Ben Wilshire, 3B Wes Hobson, SS Juan Martinez, OF Johnathan
DeBerry, OF Carlton Salters
Placed on suspended list: RHP B.J. Salsbury
Seattle Mariners
Released: RHP Lance Abbott, RHP Cheyne Hann, RHP Brandon Josselyn, RHP Chris Kessinger, RHP Josh
Krist, RHP Jorden Merry, RHP Eric Thomas, RHP Jake Wild, LHP Derrick Saito, 1B Evan Sharpley, 2B Fred
Bello, 2B Hawkins Gebbers, 2B Luis Nunez, OF Gabe Gross, OF Ryan Royster
Returned Rule 5 selection: RHP Jose Flores (to Indians)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chris Ray, RHP Jamey Wright, 2B Adam Kennedy
Outrighted off 40-man: LHP Cesar Jimenez (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Luke French, 2B Dustin Ackley, 3B Matt Tuiasosopo
Tampa Bay Rays
Released: RHP Jonah Bayliss, RHP Justin Garcia, LHP Aaron Dott, LHP Jake Sullivan, 2B Seth Henry, OF Kyle
Lusson
Traded: OF Joe Inglett to Astros for cash considerations
Acquired: OF John Shelby III from White Sox for future considerations
Returned Rule 5 selection: LHP Cesar Cabral (to Red Sox)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Rob Delaney, C Jose Lobaton
Texas Rangers
Released: C Fausto Mier
Traded: 3B Johnny Whittleman to Royals for future considerations
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Michael Kirkman, C Taylor Teagarden, 1B Chris Davis, OF Craig Gentry
Toronto Blue Jays
Released: LHP Dan DeLucia
Added to 40-man roster: OF Corey Patterson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Scott Richmond
Washington Nationals
Signed: LHP Oliver Perez, C Sam Palace (Amarillo (United))
Released: RHP Michael Allen, RHP Shane Erb, RHP Robinson Fabian, RHP Justin Phillabaum, LHP Clayton
Dill, LHP Austin Garrett, LHP Nick Serino, LHP Jack Spradlin, 1B Ronnie Labrie, 3B Jack Walker
Traded: OF Nyjer Morgan to Brewers for 3B Cutter Dykstra
Traded: SS Alberto Gonzalez to Padres for RHP Erik Davis
Acquired: RHP Alex Caldera from Royals for cash considerations
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Collin Balester, RHP Yunesky Maya, RHP Craig Stammen, LHP Ross Detwiler,
LHP Lee Hyde, C Jesus Flores, OF Roger Bernadina
Former Florida Tech catcher Sam Palace served as Nationals bullpen catcher during ’09 and ’10 spring training
prior to signing on to play in the United League last year. He has begun the season in the 7-day DL at
Hagerstown (SAL/A).
March 16-22
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: RHP Kip Wells (Long Island (Atlantic)), SS Ed Rogers (re-signed)
Released: RHP Andrew Berger, RHP Corey Davisson, RHP Brad Gemberling, RHP Jake Hale, RHP Will Harvil,
RHP Brett Moorhouse, RHP Rafael Quezada, LHP Bayron Zepeda, C Alex Herrnberger, SS Victor Estevez, SS
Ed Rogers (subsequently re-signed), OF Isaias Asencio, OF Javan Williams
Optioned to Triple-A: C Konrad Schmidt
Outrighted off 40-man roster: C John Hester (AAA)
Atlanta Braves
Loaned to Mexican League: LHP Amilcar Gaxiola (Saltillo)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cory Gearrin, RHP Stephen Marek, RHP Anthony Varvaro
Baltimore Orioles
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Brandon Snyder, OF Matt Angle
Boston Red Sox
Released: RHP Ramon Soto
Optioned to Triple-A: C Luis Exposito, C Mark Wagner, 1B Lars Anderson, SS Jose Iglesias, SS Yamaico
Navarro, OF Daniel Nava
Chicago Cubs
Released: RHP Steve Grife, RHP Carlos Rojas, 1B Jake McAloose, OF T.J. Baxter
Chicago White Sox
Released: RHP Chris Bodishbaugh, C Alexis Fonseca, 1B Jared McDonald, OF Brandon Watson
Traded: RHP Kyle McCulloch to Reds for cash considerations
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Gregory Infante, C Tyler Flowers, OF Alejandro De Aza
McCulloch was selected by the White Sox in the 1st round in 2006. The former Texas Longhorn, now 26, has
spent most of his career in Double-A, going 20-23, 4.86 in 74 games for Birmingham with a high WHIP (1.54)
and low strikeout rate (4.5 per nine innings).
Cincinnati Reds
Released: RHP Tyler Cline, RHP Joel Ernst, RHP Daniel Guerrero, RHP Evan Hildenbrandt, RHP Junior
Martinez, LHP Nathan Driessen, LHP Jose Marizan, C Will Harford, C Trey Manz, 1B Tommy Nurre, OF Sean
Conner, OF Jeff Taylor
Acquired: RHP Kyle McCulloch from White Sox for cash considerations
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Carlos Fisher, RHP Jordan Smith, LHP Daniel Ray Herrera, 1B Yonder Alonso, SS
Zack Cozart, SS Kris Negron, OF Todd Frazier
A fourth-round pick in ’08, Tyler Cline flashed heavy arm-side run and a power breaking ball when he signed with
the Reds out of a Cartersville, Ga., high school. But he made just 25 appearances in three pro seasons—two in
the Gulf Coast League and another in the Pioneer—logging just 97 2/3 innings, but with solid results (2.76 ERA,
74/38 strikeouts/walks).
Cleveland Indians
Released: RHP Alexander Morales, RHP Andy Shive, RHP Matt Speake, LHP Nick Kirk, LHP Ryan Morris, 1B
Ben Carlson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Judy
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Jensen Lewis (AAA)
The Indians acquired Andy Shive in October as one of two players to be named received from the Yankees in
the Kerry Wood trade. They still have third baseman Matt Cusick to show for Wood's time in Cleveland.
Cleveland made back-to-back North Carolina high school selections in the ’06 draft, taking lefthander Ryan
Morris in the fourth round and righty Chris Archer in the fifth. The Indians included Archer in their ’08 trade with
the Cubs for Mark DeRosa, and the power righthander blossomed in Double-A last year to become the
centerpiece ofChicago's recent Matt Garza deal. Unfortunately, Morris fizzled out in A-ball as he dealt with
myriad injuries. The 23-year-old showed promise in his one healthy full season by going 9-7, 3.76 with a 1.29
WHIP over 27 starts for low Class A Lake County in ’08.
Detroit Tigers
Released: RHP Miguel Mejia, RHP Josh Rainwater, LHP Jon Kibler, 1B Max Leon, 1B Alex Nunez, 2B Alden
Carrithers, OF Kody Kaiser
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Al Alburquerque, RHP Robbie Weinhardt, LHP Charlie Furbush, 2B Scott Sizemore,
OF Clete Thomas
Selected by the Tigers in the 4th round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft out of Deridder (La.) High School,
Rainwater (26) pitched the last two seasons between Erie (AA) & Toledo (AAA). In 2010, he went 2-4-1, 5.02
ERA in 80.2 IP. He was a Mid-Season Eastern League All-Star in 2009.
Florida Marlins
Released: RHP Robert Bono, RHP Erick Carrillo, RHP Luis Chirinos, RHP Saul Gonzalez, RHP Ketnold Noel,
RHP Steven Stein, 1B Chad Keefer, 3B Aury Diaz, SS Chris Wade, OF Chris Lubanski, OF John Raynor
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Steven Cishek, RHP Alex Sanabia, LHP Dustin Richardson, LHP Sean West, OF
Bryan Petersen
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Sandy Rosario
John Raynor requested and received his release from the Marlins. The Pirates targeted him with the second pick
in the ’09 Rule 5 draft, but they returned him on May 4 after he began 2-for-10 with Pittsburgh. The speedy 27year-old left fielder batted .284/.349/.373 in 134 at-bats for Triple-A New Orleans last season.
Houston Astros
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Sergio Escalona
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Cesar Carrillo (AAA)
Kansas City Royals
Signed: C Jared Dyer (Washington (Frontier)), C Paul Krebs (NDFA—Minnesota-Crookston), OF Yem Prades
Traded: OF Brett Carroll to Brewers for cash considerations
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jesse Chavez, RHP Greg Holland, RHP Blake Wood, C Manny Pina
Los Angeles Angels
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Anthony Ortega, 3B Freddy Sandoval
Los Angeles Dodgers
Released: RHP Jake McCarter, RHP Gari Tavarez, 3B Johan Garcia
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Carlos Frias
Milwaukee Brewers
Acquired: OF Brett Carroll from Royals for cash considerations
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mark Rogers, 3B Mat Gamel
Minnesota Twins
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alex Burnett, SS Trevor Plouffe, OF Ben Revere
New York Mets
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dillon Gee, RHP Jenrry Mejia
Loaned to Mexican League: LHP Carlos Vazquez (Oaxaca)
Signed by the Mets as a non-drafted free agent out of Mexico on July 7, 2008, Vazquez (19) pitched very well in
his first pro season in the Dominican Summer League in 2009 (5-0-7, 1.85 ERA with 52 K, 15 BB, 31 H in 48.2
IP). The lefty was solid last year between GCL and Appalachian League (4-3-3, 4.22 ERA with 50 K in 59.2 IP,
1.17 WHIP). Now he’ll face well more advanced competition in the Mexican League.
New York Yankees
Released: OF Breland Brown, OF Francisco Santana
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Andrew Brackman, 2B Kevin Russo, 3B Brandon Laird
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Dellin Betances, RHP Ryan Pope, LHP Steve Garrison, OF Melky Mesa
Oakland Athletics
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Trystan Magnuson, RHP Guillermo Moscoso, LHP Josh Outman, OF Michael
Taylor
Philadelphia Phillies
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Vance Worley
Optioned to Double-A: SS Freddy Galvis
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: OF Austin McClune (re-signed)
Released: RHP Fernando Nieve, 1B Garrett Atkins, OF Austin McClune (subsequently re-signed)
St. Louis Cardinals
Released: RHP Mark Diapoules, RHP Josh Squatrito, RHP Houston Summers
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Blake King, C Bryan Anderson, C Tony Cruz, 1B Mark Hamilton, OF Adron
Chambers
San Diego Padres
Released: RHP Xavier Esquivel, RHP Chad Nading, RHP Bryan Oland, RHP Mauricio Tabachnik, RHP Stalyn
Valdez, LHP Esteban Javier, OF Carlos Garcia
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Samuel Deduno, OF Luis Durango, OF Cedric Hunter
Loaned to Mexican League: SS Jesus Lopez (Mexico City)
San Francisco Giants
Released: RHP Devan Kline, RHP Adrian Martin, RHP Reese McCulley, RHP Oliver Odle, RHP Andrew Romo,
RHP Eric Stolp, RHP Jason Walls, RHP Kyle Woodruff
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Emmanuel Burriss, OF Darren Ford
Big league reliever Sergio Romo's younger brother, Andrew pitched well enough for short-season Salem-Keizer
last season (23 whiffs in 24 2/3 innings), but the 23-year-old's overall numbers are not as encouraging: 2-4-1,
4.15 ERA, 1.38 WHIP adding games pitched for San Jose (CAL/A+) & Fresno (PCL/AAA). He was signed by the
Giants as a non-drafted free agent in June 2009.
Seattle Mariners
Released: RHP Mike Aviles
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dan Cortes
Tampa Bay Rays
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mike Ekstrom
Texas Rangers
Released: RHP Cephas Howard, RHP Kyle Ocampo, LHP Kevin Gunderson, LHP Matt Hill
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Eric Hurley, RHP Yoshinori Tateyama
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: LHP Sean Henn (re-signed), OF Eli Boike (NDFA—Michigan State)
Released: RHP Kyle Ginley, RHP Matt Morgal, RHP Jamie Vermilyea, RHP Josh Wells, LHP Sean Henn
(subsequently re-signed), LHP Juan Hernandez, 2B Jon Del Campo, OF Concepcion Rodriguez
Washington Nationals
Released: RHP Tim Dupuis, RHP Mike Gallo, RHP Scott Mueller, RHP Billy Ott, RHP Wanel Vasquez, 1B Kevin
Barker
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cole Kimball, 1B Chris Marrero, OF Corey Brown
March 9-15
An asterisk (*) denotes a case in which a player has signed a minor league deal after being outrighted from his
club's 40-man roster.
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: LHP Adam Kudryk (Mississauga (Intercounty))
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Collmenter, RHP Kevin Mulvey, LHP Zach Kroenke, C John Hester, OF Cole
Gillespie
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Leyson Septimo
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Yonata Ortega
Optioned to low Class A: RHP Juan Jaime
A Toronto native, Adam Kudryk began the ’08 season with Texarkana (Texas) JC, but he ended it with a torn
labrum. Facing surgery and a 12-month recovery period, he headed to Canadian training facility The Baseball
Zone to rehab and build arm strength. He spent the ’10 season playing semipro ball in Canada's Intercounty
Baseball League, where he made 12 appearances. Last month, the 23-year-old Kudryk hit 90 mph at an MLB
Scouting Bureau tryout camp.
Atlanta Braves
Released: RHP Matt Small
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Erik Cordier, LHP Lee Hyde, LHP Jose Ortegano
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Randall Delgado
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Small (23) was a 14 round choice in 2006. In 2009, he was solid at Rome (SAL/A) going 1-3-6 with a 3.41 ERA
in 34.1 relief innings (36 K, 13 BB, 1.11 WHIP). He spent most of last season in the inactive list.
Baltimore Orioles
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brandon Erbe, RHP Chorye Spoone, LHP Troy Patton, LHP Pedro Viola, 1B Joe
Mahoney
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Luis Lebron, SS Pedro Florimon
Boston Red Sox
Signed: C Matt Spring
Released: RHP Doug Wogee
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Stolmy Pimentel, 2B Oscar Tejeda
A Devil Rays' fourth-round pick in ’04, Matt Spring hit just .210/.278/.369 in seven years in the system, topping
300 plate appearances in a season only once. He's a fundamentally-sound receiver who brings the proverbial
intangibles to a minor league club—that is, he works well with kids.
Chicago Cubs
Released: LHP John Mincone
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Esmailin Caridad, RHP Robert Coello, RHP Thomas Diamond, LHP John Gaub
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Alberto Cabrera, RHP Rafael Dolis, RHP Kyle Smit
Chicago White Sox
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Anthony Carter, RHP Freddy Dolsi, RHP Lucas Harrell, RHP Jhonny Nunez, SS
Eduardo Escobar, OF Stefan Gartrell
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Kyle Cofield, RHP Nathan Jones
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: OF Brennan May (NDFA—Tallahassee (Fla.) CC)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Daryl Thompson, LHP Philippe Valiquette
Optioned to Double-A: C Yasmani Grandal
Heading into the ’08 draft, we labeled Brennan May an "athlete with raw tools (who has) quick hands and raw
power." He went undrafted out of Woodward Academy in College Park, Ga., and embarked on a two-year junior
college career, first at Middle Georgia JC and then at Tallahassee CC.
Cleveland Indians
Signed: 1B Nick Johnson
Released: 1B Chris Kersten
Voluntarily retired: 1B Andrew Kinney
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Corey Kluber, RHP Zach McAllister, RHP Hector Rondon, 3B Jared Goedert, OF
Nick Weglarz
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Kelvin de la Cruz, LHP Nick Hagadone
According to MLB.com's Jordan Bastian and Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Johnson can opt out of
his contract and become a free agent if he's not on the Indians' Major League roster by July 1. Cleveland holds
a $2.75MM team option for 2012.
Colorado Rockies
Released: C Chad Moeller
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Bruce Billings, RHP Edgmer Escalona, RHP Clayton Mortensen, RHP Cory
Riordan, C Michael McKenry, SS Chris Nelson, OF Cole Garner
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Juan Nicasio, RHP Casey Weathers, C Wilin Rosario, SS Hector Gomez
Detroit Tigers
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Lester Oliveros, RHP Jose Ortega, LHP Duane Below, LHP Andy Oliver, 3B Audy
Ciriaco, SS Cale Iorg, OF Ryan Strieby
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Jacob Turner
Florida Marlins
Signed: RHP Adalberto Mendez*
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Adalberto Mendez (Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jose Ceda
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Omar Poveda, RHP Evan Reed, C Chris Hatcher
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Arquimedes Caminero
Houston Astros
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP David Carpenter, RHP Cesar Carrillo, RHP Jorge De Leon, RHP Arcenio Leon, 2B
Jimmy Paredes
Kansas City Royals
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kevin Pucetas, LHP Everett Teaford, 1B Clint Robinson, OF David Lough
Optioned to Double-A: SS Jeff Bianchi, OF Derrick Robinson
Los Angeles Angels
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ysmael Carmona, OF Jeremy Moore
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Loek Van Mil
Los Angeles Dodgers
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jon Link, RHP Carlos Monasterios, 1B John Lindsey, 3B Russ Mitchell, OF Jamie
Hoffmann, OF Trayvon Robinson
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Javy Guerra, RHP Luis Vasquez
Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: SS Yancarlos Ortiz
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Amaury Rivas
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Cody Scarpetta, LHP Dan Merklinger
The Twins signed Yancarlos Ortiz out of the Dominican in ’03, but he advanced past Double-A only briefly,
appearing in seven games for Triple-A Rochester last season. The 5-foot-9 switch-hitter has managed a career
batting line of just .235/.313/.281, but with quickness, sure hands and a strong arm, it's defense that is the 26year-old's calling card.
Minnesota Twins
Signed: RHP Gerardo Ramirez, RHP Gonzalo Sanudo, LHP Andrew Albers (Quebec (Can-Am))
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP David Bromberg, RHP Eric Hacker, RHP Anthony Swarzak, OF Rene Tosoni
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Deolis Guerra, 1B Chris Parmelee, OF Joe Benson
New York Mets
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Manny Alvarez, RHP Josh Stinson, 3B Zach Lutz, SS Ruben Tejada, OF Fernando
Martinez
Optioned to Double-A: 2B Jordany Valdespin
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Armando Rodriguez
New York Yankees
Rule 5 selection returned: RHP Dan Turpen (to Red Sox)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Hector Noesi
Oakland Athletics
Signed: C Seong-Min Kim
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Fautino de los Santos, 2B Adrian Cardenas, OF Sean Doolittle
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Pedro Figueroa
Signed for $510,000, South Korean catcher Seong-Min Kim (17) impresses scouts with plus raw power.
Philadelphia Phillies
Released: C Ryan Gugel, 1B Robb Quinlan
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Drew Naylor
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Justin De Fratus, RHP J.C. Ramirez, 1B Matt Rizzotti, 2B Harold Garcia, SS
Carlos Rivero
Optioned to high Class A: 2B Cesar Hernandez
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: RHP Cesar Lopez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Bryan Morris, LHP Daniel Moskos, LHP Tony Watson, OF Gorkys Hernandez, OF
Alex Presley
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Ramon Aguero, LHP Jeff Locke, LHP Aaron Thompson
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Kyle McPherson
The 20-year-old Cesar Lopez was born in Havana, Cuba. Rene Gayo, the team’s director of Latin American
scouting, says he likes what he has seen from the 6'3" non-drafted free agent. “Cesar is a very talented player
with great character who we believe is a great addition to our organization,” Gayo said. “He has an above
average sinker, a fastball that can reach 94 [mph] and has a good projectable feel to pitch.” Jorge Ebro of El
Nuevo Herald reports that the deal is worth $600K. He was assigned to the GCL team.
St. Louis Cardinals
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP David Kopp, RHP Adam Reifer, RHP Francisco Samuel, RHP P.J. Walters, SS Pete
Kozma
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Maikel Cleto
San Diego Padres
Released: RHP Chris Rollins
Voluntarily retired: RHP Aaron Everett, RHP Gary Poynter
Rule 5 selection returned: RHP George Kontos (to Yankees)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Simon Castro, RHP Jeremy Hefner, RHP Evan Scribner, LHP Aaron Poreda, C Luis
Martinez
Optioned to high Class A: 2B Jeudy Valdez
San Francisco Giants
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Henry Sosa, LHP Alex Hinshaw, LHP Clayton Tanner, 3B Conor Gillaspie, OF
Thomas Neal
Optioned to Double-A: SS Ehire Adrianza, OF Francisco Peguero
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Jose Casilla
Seattle Mariners
Signed: LHP Nate Robertson (re-signed)
Released: LHP Nate Robertson (and subsequently re-signed)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chaz Roe, LHP Edward Paredes, LHP Mauricio Robles, 1B Mike Carp, 3B Alex
Liddi, OF Greg Halman, OF Carlos Peguero
Optioned to Double-A: OF Johermyn Chavez
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Yoervis Medina
The Mariners released and re-signed Nate Robertson after learning that he requires elbow surgery to remove
loose bodies.
Tampa Bay Rays
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Archer, RHP Alex Cobb, RHP Dane de la Rosa, RHP Brandon Gomes, LHP
Alex Torres, C Nevin Ashley, C Robinson Chirinos, OF Brandon Guyer, OF Desmond Jennings
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Matt Bush
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Albert Suarez
Texas Rangers
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Zach Phillips
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Fabio Castillo, LHP Miguel de los Santos, OF Engel Beltre
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Wilmer Font
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: SS Chris Woodward
Released: C Cody Lassley
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alan Farina, RHP Robert Ray, RHP Josh Roenicke, LHP Brad Mills, LHP Luis
Perez, C Brian Jeroloman, OF Darin Mastroianni
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Joel Carreno, SS Adeiny Hechavarria, OF Moises Sierra
Washington Nationals
Signed: C Lou Santangelo
Released: RHP Cla Meredith
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Adam Carr, RHP Garrett Mock, LHP Atahualpa Severino
Optioned to low Class A: OF Bryce Harper
Organizations always seek strong defensive catchers and shortstops to help develop their minor league pitchers,
and that's no different for the Nationals here with Santangelo. A fourth-rounder from Clemson in ’04, he has
plenty of Double-A (238 games) and Triple-A (98) experience, but he's batted just .235/.305/.399 for his career.
With Washington, he's clearly behind Jesus Flores, Wilson Ramos and Ivan Rodriguez on the depth chart.
March 1-8
An asterisk (*) denotes a case in which a player has signed a minor league deal after being outrighted from his
club's 40-man roster.
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: RHP Rafael Rodriguez*, RHP Brian Sweeney*
Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP Kenshin Kawakami*
The Kawakami’ signing to a minor league deal is a pure formality as he’s entering the final year of a 3-Yr
guaranteed deal that provides $6.667M for the 2011. Kawakami may become a free agent if he and the club
don’t agree to new contract by 10/15/11 or one day after final game of 2011 World Series. The Braves outrighted
him to the minors last November.
Chicago Cubs
Released: LHP Cody Hams
Aussie Cody Hams (21) spent two years in the Rookie-level Arizona League club's bullpen after signing in March
’08. He went 2-4, 5.09 ERA in 53 innings overall.
Chicago White Sox
Signed: LHP Wes Whisler, OF Kenny Gilbert (Laredo (United))
The White Sox originally signed and drafted Kenny Gilbert out of DeSoto (Texas) High in the ninth round of the
’07 draft. He spent most of the last two seasons in the Frontier and United leagues after topping out in the
Pioneer League in affiliated ball.
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: RHP Tyree Hayes
Released: RHP Rafael Gonzalez
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Rafael Gonzalez
Son of former big league third baseman Charlie, Tyree Hayes got released by the Rays in December. Tampa
Bay's eighth-rounder in ’06, he spent the past two seasons in low Class A, logging 110 innings with 95/44
strikeouts/walks and 10 home runs.
Cleveland Indians
Traded: LHP Aaron Laffey to Mariners for 2B Matt Lawson
A grinding, second base/left field type, Matt Lawson can work his way on base and hit a few gappers, but he
may lack the power and throwing arm to land a regular gig.
Colorado Rockies
Signed: LHP Stephen Head (Southern Illinois (Frontier))
A two-way player at Ole Miss prior to his second-round selection in ’05 (by the Indians), Stephen Head slugged
60 homers in five seasons in the affiliated minors—plus 13 more in the Frontier League last year. But as the
above indicates, the Rockies signed him as a pitcher. He made two relief appearances for Southern Illinois in
’10.
Houston Astros
Signed: C Robinson Cancel (Long Island (Atlantic))
Voluntarily retired: RHP Andrea Lucati
Italian 21-year-old Lucati retires after 3 years and a 2-3, 5.18 ERA (2.01 WHIP) overall in 49 IP between GCL
and Appalachian League; he struck-out 45 batters but denoted control issues giving up 37 BB.
Kansas City Royals
Signed: SS Jake Eigsti (Rockford (Northern)), OF Runey Davis
Optioned to high Class A: LHP Noel Arguelles
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: 3B Jeff Baisley
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Steven Jackson, RHP Robert Romero (Fort Worth (American Association)), C Gianison Rosa
(Coastal Bend (United))
Voluntarily retired: RHP Eric Krebs
Though Steven Jackson's big league career to this point (1-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio, 1.52 WHIP) argues for
banishment to Triple-A, his raw stuff suggests he could handle a middle relief role. He's a groundball pitcher who
can touch 94 mph with a good slider and changeup most times. The hour is getting late—he turns 29 this
season.
Aruba-born Rosa (21) was released by the Nationals last July after playing only 2 games in the GCL. He was
drafted by Washington in 2009 from Carroll High in Southlake, Texas (26th round). After the cut, Rosa hit
.272/.371/.526 with 6 HR & 21 RBI in 36 G for Coastal Bend.
Minnesota Twins
Signed: OF Joe Dickerson (St. George (Golden))
New York Mets
Signed: LHP Les Walrond (Doosan (Korea)), OF Jason Pridie*
Les Walrond returns from two years in the Far East, having pitched for Yokohama in Japan and Doosan in
Korea. He went 5-3 with a 4.17 ERA in 69 IP (57 K, 68 H) for the Bears last season.
New York Yankees
Signed: OF Jordan Parraz*
Philadelphia Phillies
Released: RHP Tim Brown
Pittsburgh Pirates
Voluntarily retired: C Jordan Newton
St. Louis Cardinals
Optioned to low Class A: 3B Zack Cox
San Diego Padres
Signed: RHP Jon Leicester (Orix (Japan))
Released: LHP Matt Riley
Leicester, 31, appeared in 48 games (six starts) with the Cubs and Orioles from 2004 through 2007, pitching to a
5.88 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9 in 82 2/3 innings. He's spent the last two years in Japan, making 55 relief
appearances for the Orix Buffaloes. In 62 2/3 innings on the other side of the pond, Leicester owns a 4.88 ERA
with 7.6 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9.
Seattle Mariners
Signed: LHP James Paxton (4th Round pick/2010)
Released: RHP Eric Valdez
Traded: 2B Matt Lawson to Indians for LHP Aaron Laffey
Voluntarily retired: OF Jody Gerut
Seattle's fourth-rounder last June, ex-Kentucky lefty James Paxton agreed to terms for $942,500 about a week
before minor league spring training commences. The Mariners had a protracted negotiating period with ’08 firstrounder Josh Fields as well, not signing him until February ’09.
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: RHP Edgar Gonzalez
Released: RHP Ramon Ortiz
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Ramon Ortiz
Texas Rangers
Released: 2B Jason Ogata, 3B Andy Jenkins
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Bobby Korecky (Winnipeg (Northern)), LHP Rommie Lewis*
Washington Nationals
Signed: LHP Ron Villone (re-signed)
In re-upping with the Nationals, Villone signs on for his 18th pro season, though he did not appear in the big
leagues last season for the first time since ’94. Regardless, Washington is the 14th organization he's suited up
for (counting spring training with the Mets in ’09). Villone's baseball roots stretch back so far that he was once
traded for both Andy Benes (’95) and Greg Vaughn (’96).
Feb. 23-28
An asterisk (*) denotes a case in which a player has signed a minor league deal after being outrighted from his
club's 40-man roster.
Arizona Diamondbacks
Released: 1B Richie Rowland
Richie Rowland is the older brother of the Diamondbacks' most recent third-round pick Robby Rowland. Arizona
signed Richie as a nondrafted junior from Campbellsville (Ky.) University last June.
Colorado Rockies
Signed: LHP Joe Torres
The 10th overall pick in the ’00 draft, Joe Torres joins his fifth organization. His strikeout rate spiked after a fulltime move to the bullpen in ’06, but the 28-year-old has not yet logged any big league time. In fact, he has not
yet reached Triple-A. The lefty was released by the White Sox in May 2010 after a 1-1 start with a 4.50 ERA in
16 relief games at Birmingham (SL/AA), showing control issues (11 BB in 14 IP). He bounced back with a good
winter season with Caguas of the Puerto Rican Baseball League: 1-0, 1.59 ERA in 17 IP (16K, 7 BB); then he
pitched 2.2 scoreless innings for Puerto Rico at the Carribean Series in Mayaguez. Colorado assigned Torres to
their Tulsa-AA affiliate.
Houston Astros
Signed: LHP David Duncan (re-signed)
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: RHP Justin Harper
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Joey Newby (Southern Maryland (Atlantic))
Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: C James Skelton
New York Mets
Signed: RHP Jack Egbert (re-signed)
The Mets claimed command-oriented righty Jack Egbert, a Staten Island native who attended Rutgers, on
waivers in September ’09, only to see him miss the entire ’10 campaign to injury.
New York Yankees
Signed: 1B Nick Ebert (NDFA—South Carolina)
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: 3B Christian Colonel
Christian Colonel's whirlwind ’10 season included stops with the Red Sox (cut during spring training), Blue Jays,
Padres, Braves and the Atlantic League's Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.
San Diego Padres
Signed: LHP Randy Flores, LHP Dustin Pease (York (Atlantic))
Released: RHP Juan Chavez
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: OF Justin Ruggiano*
Texas Rangers
Signed: RHP Cephas Howard (Wichita (American Association))
Washington Nationals
Signed: RHP Sam Brown, RHP Scott Mueller (Traverse City (Frontier))
Feb. 16-22
An asterisk (*) denotes a case in which a player has signed a minor league deal with the very club that
outrighted him from its 40-man roster.
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: LHP Jordan Kendall (Tijuana (Golden)), 3B Russell Branyan
Released: C Ryan Babineau
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Bayron Zepeda
Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP Andrew Russell
Renowned in Australian baseball as a dangerous hitter and athletic outfielder with a strong throwing arm, Russell
(26) will be converted to pitcher by the Braves, although he hit very well with the Melbourne Aces of the
Australian Baseball League this winter: .357 with 7 HR & 27 RBI in 36 games (.442 OBP/.589 SLG). Russell
developed his skills quite literally under the nose of Braves scout Phil Dale - an Australian baseball Hall-ofFamer, showing a 89-92 mph fastball from a sidearm delivery with good movement that should lead many
groundballs. The Braves plan to assign him to their Mississippi AA team.
Boston Red Sox
Signed: RHP Matt Kramer (Sioux City (American Association)), LHP Itsuki Shoda
The Red Sox signed Harvard product Matt Kramer and plan to convert the catcher/first baseman to pitcher.
There's a lot of that going around in minor league camp—Boston also signed Ryan Harvey and Tony Pena Jr.
(though Pena is entering Year Three of his conversion). The Braves originally signed Kramer out of the United
League in July ’08, only to release him two years later after a poor start with low Class A Rome.
Shoda, 29, joined the Nippon Ham Fighters in the first round of the amateur draft in 2000 then won the Pacific
League's Rookie of the Year award in 2002 (9-11 with a 3.45 ERA), but his numbers dropped significantly from
there. He was sent to the minors in 2006, then traded to Hanshin in March of 2007, for whom he spent the next
two years in the minors, before being released at the end of the 2008 season. In 2009 & 2010, Shoda, a
curveball specialist, pitched in Taiwan’s CPBL, posting a 3.60 ERA and a 3.35 K/BB ratio in 324 1/3 innings for
the Sinon Bulls.
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: OF Travis Mitchell
Cleveland Indians
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Joe Martinez (AAA)
Colorado Rockies
Signed: RHP Jesus Colome, RHP John Maine, RHP Chris Sampson
Kansas City Royals
Signed: LHP Glenn Gibson
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: C Cole Armstrong
Reinstated from inactive list: SS Jean Almanzar
Just like former 40-man roster mainstay Ryan Budde, new Angels catcher Cole Armstrong has strong defensive
chops and a light bat. The 27-year-old logged two full years on the White Sox's 40-man as emergency catcher,
but he has not yet logged a big league plate appearance.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Lance Cormier
Released: C Pedro Tavarez
Dominican 23-year-old Alvarez was an Arizona League post season All-Star in 2009, when hit .325/.394/.371,
but he didn’t repeat the performance last season with Ogden (Pioneer League/R) hitting a poor .222/.243/.222 in
12 games, in his fourth pro season.
New York Mets
Signed: RHP Jason Isringhausen, RHP Kento Tsujimoto (Maui (Golden)), 1B Chris Shelton, OF Jesus Feliciano
(re-signed)
Tsujimoto (22) made history a few years ago, when at age 15, he became the youngest player ever drafted in
NPB history. Drafted by Hanshin, he did not catch on with the big league team in five seasons, missing two
entirely to injury, so he tried his hand at indy ball in ’10. For the Golden League's Maui club he struck out 48 in
34 innings (2.88 ERA), but balanced that with a 1.41 WHIP. According to Nikkan Sports he hit 94 mph on the
gun last year.
New York Yankees
Signed: SS Yadil Mujica
Released: LHP Neal Cotts
Yadil Mujica (26) appeared on the nation's preliminary roster for the ’09 World Baseball Classic and batted
.358/.432/.440 that season before defecting. He had emerged as one of Cuba's most promising young middle
infielders. A scouting report refers to Mujica as a contact hitter with plus speed, good range and a plus arm from
shortstop (Scoutingbook.com).
Cotts couldn’t pass a physical examination. He missed all of 2010 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Oakland Athletics
Reinstated from inactive list: C Jonathan Johnston
Jonathan Johnston spent all of the past two years (and half of ’08) on active duty in the Navy. He graduated from
the Naval Academy in ’06, got drafted by the A's the following year and then signed on Feb. 16, 2008, but not
before serving nearly two years on active duty. Freshly reinstated (three years to the date of his first contract),
the 27-year-old Johnston heads to spring training hoping to make one of Oakland's minor league clubs. He last
played for low Class A Kane County before the military called him into action.
Philadelphia Phillies
Voluntarily retired: OF Fabio Murakami
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Andrew Carpenter (AAA)
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: LHP Joe Beimel
San Diego Padres
Signed: C Eddy Rodriguez (Sioux Falls (American Association)), OF Oscar Salazar*
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: C Keith Castillo (NDFA—Southern California), 2B Joe Inglett
Texas Rangers
Signed: RHP Brett Tomko
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: OF Scott Podsednik
Washington Nationals
Signed: RHP Luis Atilano*, RHP Shairon Martis*
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Luis Atilano (AAA)
Feb. 9-15
Atlanta Braves
Signed: LHP Jose Lugo, SS Chris Ahearn, OF Gavin Dickey (Lincoln (American Association))
Jose Lugo pitched to a 6.72 ERA with Triple-A Rochester last year, but his underlying performance suggests
he's capable of more. He notched nearly two groundouts for every flyout last year, while striking out 84 in 86
innings. Walks continue to hold Lugo back. He hasn't recorded a rate of less than four per nine innings since
pitching in short-season ball with the Twins. But a 27-year-old lefty who misses bats and generally keeps the ball
on the ground is a nice find on the minor league market—even if his slider doesn't always slide. For Rule 5 draft
buffs, you might remember Lugo's name from the ’08 edition. That year, the Mariners drafted but did not keep
him.
Dickey (27) had a good season for the Lincoln Saltdogs in 2010. As he batted .299 with 17 HR and 55 RBI. He
also collected 118 hits (including 17 doubles and five triples), scored 74 runs and had a slugging percentage of
.497. Dickey finished in the league’s top 10 in home runs, hits, triples and runs scored. He was the North
Division’s starting center fielder in the 2010 American Association All-Star Game. Dickey was selected in the
12th round of the 2006 amateur draft by the Seattle Mariners. He spent three plus seasons in the Mariners farm
system (topping at AA) before joining the Saltdogs in July 2009.
Boston Red Sox
Traded: RHP Robert Coello to Cubs for 2B Tony Thomas
The Red Sox signed Coello out of the independent Golden League about a year after they found Daniel Nava
there. While the 26-year-old Coello doesn't overpower batters, he gets his share of swings and misses with a
low-90s fastball that he cuts and sinks. He backs it up with a quality splitter and occasionally useful curveball.
Boston designated Coello for assignment with the signing of Alfredo Aceves, but they got a fair return for him
even with limited leverage.
Tony Thomas profiles as a utility player who can back up second base and all three outfield spots. He doesn't
figure to hit for much power at the highest level, but the 24-year-old righthanded batter grades as average
everywhere else. The Cubs' third-round pick in ’07, Thomas batted .276/.338/.485 with 11 homers and 15 steals
for Double-A Tennessee last season.
Chicago Cubs
Traded: 2B Tony Thomas to Red Sox for RHP Robert Coello
Cleveland Indians
Signed: 3B Tony Mansolino (Wichita (American Association))
Released: RHP Kyle C. Smith
Colorado Rockies
Voluntarily retired: RHP Ricky Testa
Florida Marlins
Signed: 2B Jeff Dominguez
Houston Astros
Released: RHP J.B. MacDonald
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Mike MacDougal, RHP Juan Rincon, 2B Aaron Miles
New York Mets
Signed: LHP Casey Fossum, RHP Dale Thayer, LHP Justin Hampson (Long Island (Atlantic)), C Salomon
Manriquez (re-signed)
Fossum played for the Hanshin Tigers of Japan in 2010. Signed to be used as a starter, management changed
course with him and tried him out of the bullpen. In 12 games, Fossum allowed 36 earned runs over 56 2/3
innings for an unsightly 5.72 ERA and 2-5 record. A demotion to the minors helped his numbers, as he posted a
3.10 ERA in 18 games at that level with a single win (1-0). Signed for only one year, the Tigers officially cut ties
with Fossum in October (Source: NPB Tracker).
New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Luis Ayala, RHP Fernando Hernandez, 1B Eric Chavez, OF Jordan Parraz (re-signed)
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Jordan Parraz (AAA)
Fernando Hernandez once drew attention in the Rule 5, but did not stick with his drafting team. The Athletics
rolled the dice in ’07 before returning him to the White Sox. Oakland did secure Hernandez's services for the ’10
season, signing him as a fee agent, and he delivered solid work out of the Triple-A Sacramento bullpen, where
he notched a 53-to-20 strikeout-to-walk ratio and five homers allowed in 61 innings (4.77 ERA). Because he
shows flashes of four pitches, Hernandez took four early-season starts for the River Cats, but things didn't go so
well. He got rocked for 22 runs on 26 hits in 16 innings. The 26-year-old Hernandez sits at 88-90 mph with an
average changeup and two average breaking balls, both in the same low-80s neighborhood as his change.
Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: C John Suomi (re-signed)
Released: 2B Keoni Ruth
San Diego Padres
Signed: RHP Geoff Geary
Released: SS Gregorio Petit
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Oscar Salazar
San Francisco Giants
Signed: RHP Jeff Suppan, OF Justin Christian
Christian, 31 in April, spent last year playing in the Yankees' minor league system, hitting .289/.366/.435 with 22
steals between AA & AAA. He was brilliant in the Mexican Pacific League this winter, hitting .356/.452/.561 with
22 doubles, 10 homers, 24 steals for Los Mochis. He played as a reinforcement for Mexico in the Carribean
Series.
Seattle Mariners
Signed: RHP Manny Delcarmen
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: RHP Chris Bootcheck (Yokohama (Japan))
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Leslie Anderson (AAA), OF Justin Ruggiano (AAA)
As closer for the Pirates' Triple-A Indianapolis affiliate in ’09, Chris Bootcheck ran up a ridiculous 55-to-7
strikeout-to-walk ratio (that's nearly 8-to-1) and ranked third in the International League with 20 saves. He tried
his hand at Nippon Professional Baseball last year, but wound up spending about half the season in the minors.
With parent Yokohama, he went 1-0, 4.62 in 15 relief appearances, striking out 25 and walking 7 in 25 innings—
but also allowing five home runs. Needless to say, he wasn't NPB closer material, as the BayStars had hoped.
But bringing the 32-year-old Bootcheck stateside is a worthwhile gamble for the Rays, especially given the mass
bullpen exodus that included closer Rafael Soriano. Bootcheck will battle for a 25-man roster spot with a host of
other veteran relievers with something to prove, such as Jonah Bayliss, Juan Cruz, Ricky Orta (first year postTommy John surgery) and Cory Wade.
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Vince Perkins (York (Atlantic))
The Blue Jays originally signed Vince Perkins, a native of British Columbia, as a draft-and-follow in ’01. The 29year-old reached Triple-A for the first (and so far only) time in ’09 while pitching in the Cubs system, but he also
spent all of last season and much of ’08 in the independent Atlantic League.
Washington Nationals
Signed: C Miguel Perez
Feb. 1-8
Arizona Diamondbacks
Released: OF Cyle Hankerd
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Rafael Rodriguez (AAA)
A third-rounder from Southern California in ’06, Cyle Hankerd returned to USC as an undergrad assistant coach.
Five seasons ago, he came out swinging in his pro debut, hitting .381 with 12 homers in 72 games. But Hankerd
spent most of the past three seasons mired in Double-A, batting .254/.325/.361 in 1,206 plate appearances for
Mobile.
Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP Rodrigo Lopez, C David Convertini (NDFA—Cedarville (Ohio))
Baltimore Orioles
Signed: RHP Ryan Drese (Long Island (Atlantic)), RHP David Riske, LHP Mark Hendrickson (re-signed), SS
Nick Green, OF Joe Gaetti (Lancaster (Atlantic)), OF Randy Winn
Boston Red Sox
Signed: LHP Tommy Hottovy (re-signed)
Chicago Cubs
Signed: OF T.J. Baxter, OF Rubi Silva, C Yaniel Cabeza
The Cubs inked a pair of former top players from the Cuban junior national team: Rubi Silva and Yaniel Cabeza.
Silva, a 21-year-old lefthanded hitter, signed for a $1 million bonus. At around 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, Silva is a
good athlete who has played both center and right field with above-average speed and a strong arm. An
aggressive hitter, Silva has a line-drive swing and gap power. He played for La Habana in Cuba's Serie Nacional
in 2008-09 and hit .276/.305/.428 in 283 at-bats. Cabeza, also 21, signed for $500,000. Cabeza stands out for
his work behind the plate, earning praise from international scouts for his receiving, throwing and game-calling.
His defense is ahead of his bat, but one Latin American director said Cabeza has solid bat control and is a good
situational hitter. A teammate of Silva's for La Habana in 2008-09, Cabeza hit .195 with four walks and 14
strikeouts in 82 at-bats.
Chicago White Sox
Signed: OF Lastings Milledge, OF Brandon Watson
Watson (29) has logged just 86 at-bats in the big leagues, but he's hit .302 in parts of six seasons at Triple-A. He
appears to have taken a year off (released by the Dodgers during Spring Training in 2010) before signing with
the White Sox. Watson's claim to fame: He authored an International League-record 43-game hitting streak in
’07.
Colorado Rockies
Signed: 3B Joe Crede
Houston Astros
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP J.B. MacDonald
Kansas City Royals
Signed: 3B Pedro Feliz
Feliz will get $800,000 if he makes the big-league club. Feliz’s deal has an out clause that permits him to
become a free agent if he isn’t on the opening day roster. He can also choose to go to the minors for $75,000 —
$15,000 a month for five months. The major-league portion of the deal also includes $200,000 in possible
performance bonuses.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: LHP Ron Mahay, SS Ivan Ochoa (Tijuana (Golden)), SS Michael Richard
Milwaukee Brewers
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Roque Mercedes (AAA)
New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Freddy Garcia, RHP Francis Joseph, RHP Pietro Rodriguez, 2B Ronnie Belliard
Traded: RHP Adam Olbrychowski to Nationals for OF Justin Maxwell
Oakland Athletics
Released: LHP Derrick Gordon
Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: RHP Matt Anderson, OF Sebastien Boucher (Quebec/Can-Am)
Released: LHP Korey Noles
Anderson (34) was taken with the top pick in the 1997 draft by Detroit. He appeared in 245 games for the Tigers
from 1998 to 2003. The right-hander registered a 4.89 ERA with 8.0 K/9 and 5.3 BB/9 during that span. He last
pitched in the majors in 2005 for the Rockies where he was called on in 12 games. Anderson's last stint in
affiliated baseball came in 2008 when he saw limited action with the White Sox's Triple-A affiliate.
In 68 games last season, Boucher batted .336 with 11 HRs and 75 RBIs. The Canadian had a .533 slugging
percentage, finishing second in the Can-Am League in hitting and RBIs and third in slugging. The 29-year-old
was a seventh round selection of the Seattle Mariners in the 2004 draft. Boucher spent two plus seasons in the
Mariners organization before joining the Baltimore Orioles toward the end of the 2007 season. He joined the
Capitales in 2009.
St. Louis Cardinals
Signed: OF Jim Edmonds
San Diego Padres
Signed: RHP Mike Koplove (re-signed), 3B Anthony Contreras (re-signed), OF Bobby Kielty
Released: RHP Jon Berger, LHP Ryan Hinson, OF Bo Davis
Voluntarily retired: LHP Nate Culp
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Oscar Salazar (AAA)
San Francisco Giants
Signed: RHP Marc Kroon (Yomiuri/Japan)
Released: RHP Audy Santana
Kroon, 38 in April, has spent the last six years pitching in Japan. He was a star closer for the Yokohama Bay
Stars and Yomiuri Giants, striking out 12.3 batters per nine innings. Last season, he went 4-3 with 25 saves and
a 4.26 ERA in 50.2 IP (73 K, 29 BB, 35 H) for Yomiuri. He broke his own record for the fastest pitch in Japanese
baseball history when he uncorked a 101 mph fastball three years ago. A former second round pick of the Mets,
he pitched sparingly for the Padres, Reds, and Rockies in his career, posting a 7.43 ERA in just 26 2/3 big
league innings.
Seattle Mariners
Signed: RHP Moises Hernandez, RHP Chris Ray, RHP Jamey Wright (re-signed), 1B Eddy Martinez-Esteve (resigned), OF Gabe Gross
The Mariners signed Moises Hernandez, older brother of reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Felix, after he did
not throw a pitch in the ’10 regular season. He appeared in 22 games for Lara of the Venezuelan League,
notching 13 strikeouts, 26 walks and one home run allowed in 32 2/3 innings. Hernandez, who will be 27 this
season, missed all of the ’08 season to injury and has the rare distinction of being traded for a pitching coach.
The Orioles shipped him to the Braves in November ’05 as compensation for Leo Mazzone.
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: RHP Juan Cruz, 3B Felipe Lopez
Texas Rangers
Signed: RHP Dave Bush, 1B Jose Julio Ruiz
The Rangers signed Ruiz with a similar one year deal that Tampa offered him last year. Ruiz has a club option
for three years on the line. General Manager of the Rangers, Jon Daniels, said about Ruiz. "He's got a goodlooking swing, and he's a big man".
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Mike MacDonald, LHP Rommie Lewis (re-signed), 1B Ryan Shealy, 3B Craig Stansberry, OF
Leonard Davis
Released: LHP Michael Kelly
Voluntarily retired: LHP Chuck Huggins
Reinstated from inactive list: 2B Raul Barron
Washington Nationals
Signed: RHP Cla Meredith, OF Laynce Nix
Traded: OF Justin Maxwell to Yankees for RHP Adam Olbrychowski
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Shairon Martis (AAA)
Jan. 25-31
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: RHP Micah Owings, C Mark Reed, OF Jon Mark Owings (Sioux City (American Association))
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Daniel Stange (AAA), RHP Brian Sweeney (AAA)
Jon Mark Owings, 25, Micah’s younger brother, played in the Braves system from 2004 through ’09 (reaching
AA) and last year batted .235/.304/.415 in 183 at-bats for Sioux City.
Baltimore Orioles
Signed: RHP Chris Jakubauskas, RHP Mark Worrell, LHP Nick Bierbrodt, LHP James Houser, LHP Clay
Rapada, OF Jeff Fiorentino (Hiroshima (Japan))
Fiorentino hit only .246 with 2 HR and 15 RBI in 44 games for Hiroshima last year. The left-handed hitter did
better in the Western League (Japan Minors), where he hit .282/.369/.427 in 53 games.
Boston Red Sox
Signed: C Paul Hoover
Chicago Cubs
Signed: RHP Braden Looper, RHP Todd Wellemeyer, 2B Augie Ojeda
Released: OF Albert Hernandez
Colorado Rockies
Signed: C Eliezer Alfonzo, C Ben Petralli (Normal (Frontier)), SS Alfredo Amezaga, OF Willy Taveras
Drafted all five years from ’04 through ’08, Ben Petralli signed with the Rangers our out of Oral Roberts only to
have the deal voided that winter. He finished ’10 in the Frontier League, batting .204/.391/.286 in 19 games. (He
spent most of the year in the American Association.) Ben is the son of major league veteran Geno Petralli, who
played parts of 12 seasons for the Blue Jays and Rangers.
Detroit Tigers
Signed: OF Timo Perez
Florida Marlins
Signed: RHP Shawn Hill, C Luke Montz, 3B Greg Dobbs, SS Jesus Merchan
Released: OF Justin Bass
Selected by the Marlins in the 19th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, Bass (25) never hit for adequate
average in three seasons (averaging .250), but showed some pop hitting 14 & 19 HRs the last two seasons at
Greensboro (SAL/A). He was a mid-season All-Star in 2009.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Mike MacDougal, RHP Merkin Valdez
New York Mets
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Tobi Stoner (AAA), OF Jason Pridie (AAA)
New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Bartolo Colon
Oakland Athletics
Outrighted off 40-man roster: SS Steven Tolleson (AAA)
St. Louis Cardinals
Signed: RHP Wilson Matos, LHP Rich Rundles (re-signed), 2B Ramon Vazquez, SS Ronald Ramirez
San Diego Padres
Signed: RHP Greg Burke (re-signed)
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: 1B Casey Kotchman
Texas Rangers
Signed: RHP Ty Taubenheim
Toronto Blue Jays
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Rommie Lewis (AAA)
Washington Nationals
Signed: C Devin Ivany (re-signed)
Jan. 18-24
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: OF Ryan Patterson (Wichita (American Association))
Traded: RHP Kevin Eichhorn and LHP Ryan Robowski to Tigers for RHP Armando Galarraga
Ryan Patterson hit .296 with 15 HRs and 72 RBIs for the Wingnuts in 2010. He finished the season 11th in the
American Association in home runs and ninth in RBIs. The 27-year-old was drafted out of LSU by the Toronto
Blue Jays in the fourth round in 2005. He spent four years in the Blue Jays' organization, reaching Double-A in
three of them. In 2009 Patterson played for the Fort Worth Cats.
Atlanta Braves
Placed on restricted list: RHP Julio Surinach
Baltimore Orioles
Signed: LHP Michael Ballard
Released: RHP Jose Barajas, RHP Luiyi Batista, RHP Andy Deain, RHP Mick Mattaliano, RHP Brian Parker,
LHP Justin Anderson, LHP Cory Ast, C Janensis Guerrero, C Xavier Lopez, C Greyson Schram, 3B Tyler
Stampone
Boston Red Sox
Signed: RHP Matt Fox (re-signed)
Chicago Cubs
Traded: LHP Tom Gorzelanny to Nationals for RHP A.J. Morris, LHP Graham Hicks and OF Michael Burgess
Colorado Rockies
Signed: RHP Jim Miller, RHP Claudio Vargas, LHP Kaimi Mead (Maui (Golden)), C Chad Moeller, 1B Jason
Giambi, 1B Kala Ka'aihue (Newark (Atlantic))
Traded: RHP Ethan Hollingsworth to Athletics for RHP Clayton Mortensen
According to the contract details obtained by Troy Renck (The Denver Post), Giambi can request his release on
March 31 or June 1 for if he’s not on the 25-man roster. His deal calls for an $850,000 salary this season, with
$250,000 guaranteed if he’s cut in spring training. There’s a mutual option for $1 million in 2012 with a $150,000
buyout.
Detroit Tigers
Signed: RHP Josh Rainwater (re-signed)
Traded: RHP Armando Galarraga to Diamondbacks for RHP Kevin Eichhorn and LHP Ryan Robowski
Kevin Eichhorn was Baseball America #20 prospect in the Pioneer League in 2010. He was Arizona's third-round
pick in ’08 and is the son of reliever Mark Eichhorn, who spent parts of 11 seasons in the big leagues. Kevin has
better stuff than his 4.94 ERA for Missoula indicates. A conventional pitcher, and not a side-armer like his father,
he profiles as a back-of-the-rotation arm because of his simple delivery and fine fastball command. Eichhorn sits
in the high 80s and touches 92 mph, mixing in an at-times hammer curveball. He'll be 21 this season and has no
full-season ball experience yet, largely because he signed late in ’08 and then had ulnar nerve transposition
surgery in his right elbow in March ’09.
Hailing from the same Ohio Dominican program that produced the Giants' Jonathan Sanchez, Ryan Robowski is
a strikeout-oriented lefty who can run his fastball up to 89-90 mph. A 14th-round pick in ’09, he spent all of last
season in the high Class A California League, relieving in 35 games for Visalia and logging good ratios (8.5
strikeouts, 2.7 walks, 0.8 homers) over 54 innings. Righthanded batters hit the 23-year-old Robowski hard
(.314/.382/.540), which could be a fluke or signal a future shift to situational relief.
Florida Marlins
Signed: OF Chris Aguila (re-signed)
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: RHP Virgil Vasquez
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: 3B Wilberto Ortiz, OF Gabe Kapler
Puerto-Rican Ortiz (26) was selected by the Angels in the 33rd round of the 2006 Draft. He played for the
organization until 2009, reaching AA. The Angels cut ties with him during the spring training last season, then he
signed for the Nationals’ A Adv. affiliate Potomac, where, in a year marred by injuries, hit .253/.306/.341 in 47
games. Ortiz had a very good winter season in Puerto Rico where he hit .329 in 42 games for Carolina.
Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: OF Jeremy Reed
New York Mets
Signed: OF Willie Harris
New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Warner Madrigal
Warner Madrigal began his professional career as an outfielder in the Angels system, and while he hit well
enough early on, he batted just .235/.273/.348 as a 22-year-old in low Class A in ’06. That prompted the Angels
to convert Madrigal to relief pitcher, where he's notched a career rate of 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings in the
minors (8.6 in Triple-A) and earned callups to the big leagues in ’08 and ’09. Big league batters have had an
easier time handling his low- to mid-90s heat. Madrigal has run up a 6.10 ERA in 48 2/3 innings for the Rangers,
with 27 strikeouts and 26 walks.
Oakland Athletics
Signed: 3B Andy LaRoche
Traded: RHP Clayton Mortensen to Rockies for RHP Ethan Hollingsworth
A Rockies' fourth-round pick in ’08, Hollingsworth could pitch his way into a low-leverage bullpen role in Oakland
eventually. He throws strikes with an 89-90 mph sinker and above-average changeup, while mixing in fringy
breaking stuff to keep batters off balance. The 23-year-old righty reached Double-A briefly last season, but spent
most of the season with high Class A Modesto, going 12-8, 3.31 in 25 starts, with 8.6 strikeouts and 1.9 walks
per nine innings. The A's had designated Clayton Mortensen for assignment.
Philadelphia Phillies
Released: RHP Mauricio Romero, 1B Mike Durant
Durant (24) was selected by Philadelphia in the 4th round of the 2005 Draft. In his Phillies’ tenure, he showed
poor plate discipline and below average hitting going with some pop (17 HR in 2008 at Lakewood/A and 12 in
2009 at Clearwater/A+). Durant spent the entire 2010 season in the DL.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: RHP Jose Veras
Jose Veras will earn a base of $1M plus incentives if he makes the big league roster. Otherwise, the veteran will
make $15K each month in the minors.
St. Louis Cardinals
Signed: RHP Miguel Batista
San Diego Padres
Released: RHP Josh Cephas
San Francisco Giants
Signed: RHP Guillermo Mota, RHP Francisco Cruceta
Released: RHP Jason Jarvis, C Jesse Shriner, 1B Carlos Quintana, 3B Josh Lopez, 3B Kyle Mach, OF Jose
Medina, OF Nickolas Nordgren
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: RHP Dirk Hayhurst
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Shawn Smith
Texas Rangers
Signed: C Robinzon Diaz
Robinzon Diaz is just entering his prime at age 27, but his performance in Triple-A has backed up in successive
seasons. He's coming off .657 and .620 OPS years for Indianapolis and Toledo. He's got a pretty good arm and
crazy hand-eye coordination, so he's a good depth signing for the Rangers, who enter ’11 with Mike Napoli, Matt
Treanor, Yorvit Torrealba and Taylor Teagarden in the big league picture. But at this point in his career, Diaz's
claim to fame probably is the fact that he was once traded straight-up for Jose Bautista.
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: C Tim Mahler (NDFA—Mid-America Christian (Okla.)), OF Joey Hage, OF Jason Lane (re-signed)
Washington Nationals
Signed: 2B Alex Cora
Traded: RHP A.J. Morris, LHP Graham Hicks and OF Michael Burgess to Cubs for LHP Tom Gorzelanny
Jan. 11-17
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: C Robby Hammock
Released: 2B Evan Button
Atlanta Braves
Signed: 2B Mike Folli
Baltimore Orioles
Signed: RHP Armando Gabino (re-signed)
Boston Red Sox
Signed: SS Brent Dlugach (re-signed)
Released: 1B Jon Still
Jon Still spent all of last season on the inactive list. A fourth-round pick in ’06, he batted .233/.301/.416 for
Double-A Portland in ’09.
Chicago Cubs
Signed: 1B John Urick, OF Reed Johnson, OF Lou Montanez
Urick was acquired from the Chico Outlaws of the new North American League. The Outlaws were champions of
the Golden Baseball League last season and have joined the new Indy League for 2011. Urick, 28, was a 22nd
round pick by the Yankees out of Oklahoma State in the 2003 amateur draft. He rose through their system
reaching AAA Columbus before being acquired by the Philadelphia Phillies. He spend three years in their farm
system before being released from AA after the 2008 campaign. In 2009 he played in Sussex in the independent
Can-Am League and was acquired by the Chico Outlaws. He had a good year in Chico hitting .307 with 10 HRs
in 68 games.
The Cubs drafted Montanez third overall in 2000. Montanez hit .223/.257/.323 in 266 plate appearances with the
Orioles over the last three seasons.
Chicago White Sox
Signed: RHP Matt Zaleski (re-signed), 2B Nate Sutton, SS Ozzie Chavez
Released: RHP Raymond Copenhaver, RHP Nelson Curry, RHP Trey Delk, RHP Rene Garcia, RHP Goldy
Simmons
Cleveland Indians
Released: 1B Nate Recknagel
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Jordan Brown (AAA)
Colorado Rockies
Signed: C Brandon Yarbrough
Detroit Tigers
Signed: 2B William Bergolla
Florida Marlins
Signed: LHP Jeff Gogal (re-signed), OF Jorge Padilla, OF Alex Romero
Released: LHP Andy Kainer, LHP John Lambert, OF Sequoyah Stonecipher
The Marlins continue to be a popular destination for minor league free agent outfielders to sign. Florida added
Jorge Padilla (.824 OPS in Triple-A last year) and Alex Romero (just 18 games for Gwinnett) in the same
offseason as Chris Lubanski (.899 OPS for Las Vegas), Josh Kroeger (.649 for Charlotte in a down year) and
Dewayne Wise (.826 OPS for Lehigh Valley, plus 52 games in big leagues with Blue Jays).
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: OF Ryan Jones (NDFA—Wichita State)
A 39th-round pick out of Wichita State by the Diamondbacks in ’09, Ryan Jones played summer ball in the Cape
Cod League after going undrafted last year. He batted .265/.351/.469 with 10 homers as a Shockers senior. The
Frontier League's Southern Illinois club signed Jones just before the Angels swooped in.
Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: RHP Morgan Brinson, RHP Jameson Dunn (NDFA—Oral Roberts)
Released: RHP Luis Guerrero
Jameson Dunn missed the first half of Oral Roberts' season, and then pitched to a 8.06 ERA in 11 appearances
upon his return—though with 38 whiffs in 41 1/3 innings. A knee injury knocked him out of the Summit League
tournament and NCAA regional play.
New York Mets
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Ryota Igarashi (AAA)
Oakland Athletics
Signed: OF Matt Carson (re-signed)
Released: RHP Kyle Christensen, LHP Anvioris Ramirez, C Oliver Box, C Ramon Soto, 2B Gernaldo Castillo,
2B Joel Eusebio, OF Yeudy Brazoban, OF Elvis Garcia
Reinstated from inactive list: 2B Joel Eusebio
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: C Kawika Emsley-Pai
The Diamondbacks selected Kawika Emsley-Pai in the 10th round of last year's draft only to release him in early
December. He batted .167/.265/.200 in 42 games as a part-timer (just 90 at-bats) for short-season Yakima.
San Francisco Giants
Signed: RHP Ryan Vogelsong
St. Louis Cardinals
Signed: SS Freddie Bynum (Orix (Japan))
Bynum hit just .138 in 16 games in Nippon Professional Baseball last year. On the Western League (Japanese
minors) side, the 30-year-old batted .282/.341/.417 in 259 at-bats. Bynum saw a good chunk of big league time
with the Cubs and Orioles from ’06 to ’08, serving in a strict utility role and not offering much with the bat.
San Diego Padres
Released: RHP Eric Gonzalez, RHP Matt Irsfeld, C Matt Combs, C Brandon Fowler, 1B Joe Agreste, 2B Kevin
Hansen, SS Chris Ahearn
Selected by the Padres in the 24th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of South
Alabama, Gonzalez played international tournaments with the Spanish National team the last few seasons. Last
year was a tough one for him in the California League (A Adv.) where he pitched a 6-5-1 record, 7.26 ERA for
Lake Elsinore. Subsequently he’ll sign to play for the Lake Erie Crushers of the independent Frontier League.
Seattle Mariners
Signed: RHP Keli'i Zablan (River City (Frontier)), 2B Adam Kennedy
Released: RHP Jarett Attard, LHP Michael Vitale
Keli'i Zablan, a native Hawaiian whose given first and middle names are Matthew Spencer, signed with Seattle
out of a tryout camp. The Southern Utah University product played infield for four years in college and pitched in
only 19 total games as a sophomore and junior. But despite the year away from the mound, the independent
River City club signed Zablan as a pitcher—and he rewarded them winning Frontier League rookie of the year
honors and pitching the Rascals to the league title. During the regular season, he went 2-1, 3.15 with 29
strikeouts, 14 walks and just 29 hits allowed in 40 innings.
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: SS Daniel Mayora
Reinstated from inactive list: OF D.J. Jones
Texas Rangers
Released: RHP Johnny Gunter, RHP Aaron Thompson
Aussie Thompson was signed by Texas in January 2009 and posted a 7.30 ERA in 12.1 relief innings for the
Arizona League Rangers (Rookie) last season. He has played sporadically this winter for Brisbane of the
Australian Winter League (3.1 IP, 10 hits, 24.30 ERA).
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: LHP Wil Ledezma (re-signed)
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Wil Ledezma (AAA)
The signing of Ledezma to a minor league deal was a mere procedural move, as he signed a major league split
contract ($0.7M in Majors, 0.3M in minors) with Pittsburgh back in November, before the Blue Jays claimed him
off outright waivers early this month. The signing was necessary after he was dropped off the 40-man roster.
2011 - Jan. 1-10
Baltimore Orioles
Released: RHP Andrew Huebner, RHP Thomas Phelps, 3B Matt Tucker
Boston Red Sox
Released: RHP Randy Consuegra, RHP Wilson Matos
Chicago Cubs
Traded: RHP Chris Archer, C Robinson Chirinos, SS Hak-Ju Lee, OF Sam Fuld and OF Brandon Guyer to Rays
for RHP Matt Garza, LHP Zach Rosscup and OF Fernando Perez
Chicago White Sox
Signed: C Alexis Fonseca
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: OF Jeremy Hermida
Cleveland Indians
Signed: RHP Justin Germano (re-signed), RHP Doug Mathis, SS Adam Everett
Detroit Tigers
Signed: LHP Mariano Gomez
Lefty reliever Mariano Gomez, 28, has decent secondary stuff but no overpowering pitch, despite a 6-foot-6,
240-pound build. As a member of the Braves' Gwinnett affiliate, he held Triple-A lefties to a .234/.302/.351
batting line in ’10.
Florida Marlins
Signed: RHP Sean Watson, C Clint Sammons, 2B Joe Thurston, 3B Jamie D'Antona (Yakult (Japan)), OF
Dewayne Wise
D'Antona is back in North America after two seasons in Japan, where he hit .245/.315/.456 with 15 HR & 50 RBI
in 99 games for the Yakult Swallows last year; in 2009, he hit .276 with 21 HR and 83 RBI. The D'Backs selected
D'Antona in the second round of the 2003.
Houston Astros
Released: RHP Phil Rorabaugh, OF Brian Kemp
Traded: 2B Albert Cartwright to Phillies for LHP Sergio Escalona
Kansas City Royals
Signed: 2B Joaquin Arias (re-signed)
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: RHP Eric Junge (re-signed)
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Roman Colon (Kia (Korea)), C Orlando Mercado
Released: C Pat Borders
Reinstated from inactive list: C Pat Borders
Yes, that Pat Borders, the MVP of the ’92 World Series and a gold medalist for Team USA in the 2000 Olympics.
Incredibly, Borders played professionally for a quarter century—every season from 1982, when he was a sixthround pick by the Blue Jays, through May 26, 2006, when the Dodgers placed him on the restricted list. There he
stayed until this month. Borders played catcher right up until the end, getting behind the plate 23 times in the
minors in ’06 at age 43. His 1,015 games caught in the big leagues ranks just outside the top 100 all time.
Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: RHP Eulogio de la Cruz (Yakult (Japan)), C Shawn Riggans
Eulogio de la Cruz received brief callups with the Tigers, Marlins and Padres (15 games total) from ’07 though
’09, but his wildness got the better of him. He walked 9.9 batters per nine innings, which also has been his
weakness in the minors (4.3 at the Triple-A level). The 26-year-old de la Cruz throws very hard from a short-ish
frame (listed at 5-foot-11), but he'll need to throw more strikes to take the next step. Still just 26, he returns to the
U.S. from a year in Japan, which he spent mostly in the minors (ni-gun), notching 42 strikeouts and 21 walks in
53 2/3 innings (2.52 ERA). He also pitched 10.1 relief innings with a 7.84 ERA for the Yakult Swallows.
New York Mets
Released: RHP Samuel Martinez, RHP Richard Pena, RHP Scott Shaw, RHP Marcos Tabata, 2B Ryan Mollica,
2B Hector Pellot
Selected by the Mets in the 4th round of the 2005 Draft out of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy for a $350,000
signing bonus, the 23-year-old Pellot hit a combined .239/.319/.329 in five seasons in the Mets’ system, topping
at AA-Binghamton last year.
New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Luis Vizcaino
Oakland Athletics
Released: RHP Dan McDaniel, OF Chris Berroa
Traded: RHP Ryan Kelly to Rangers for RHP Guillermo Moscoso
The Rangers designated Moscoso for assignment when they signed free agent Adrian Beltre. The 27-year-old
Moscoso is coming off a down year with Triple-A Oklahoma City (5.18 ERA, 1.55 WHIP in 22 starts), but in the
past he's shown flashes of what it takes to be a competent reliever: good control to go with low-90s heat and a
quality breaking ball. Interestingly, the A's had only recently acquired Ryan Kelly when they sent Corey Wimberly
to the Pirates.
Philadelphia Phillies
Traded: LHP Sergio Escalona to Astros for 2B Albert Cartwright
Sergio Escalona lost his roster spot when the Phillies re-signed J.C. Romero. The 26-year-old Venezuelan lefty
has all sorts of situational relief potential. Escolona keeps batters honest with a low-90s fastball and has a
strong, high-70s curveball as a finisher. With Double-A Reading, he held lefties to a .188/.233/.250 batting line in
96 at-bats. It was more of the same in the Venezuelan League (La Guaira Tiburones), where lefties managed 4for-23 (.174), all singles, versus Escalona; he posted a 3.94 ERA in 16 relief innings.
The 23-year-old Cartwright has no outstanding tool and projects as a 25th man in a best-case scenario. He
spent two years in Rookie ball, then hit .236 as a 21-year-old in low Class A. Cartwright smacked 10 homers and
ran up a .932 OPS for high Class A Lancaster last year, but park and league context caught up to him with
Double-A Corpus Christi. His OPS fell 371 points to .561.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: RHP Jorge Julio (Bridgeport (Atlantic)), LHP Brian Burres (re-signed)
Julio last pitched in the majors for the Brewers in 2009, when his longstanding control problems led to his
release after just 15 appearances. Julio never stopped throwing hard or getting strikeouts, though, and his 2010
full-season campaign with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League was a success. He struck
out 57 batters in 55 innings without allowing a home run, on his way to a 1.15 ERA. This winter with the
Tiburones de La Guaira, Julio has again seemed to be in control, as he managed a 1.88 ERA with 22 strikeouts
in 28.2 innings.
Burres will earn $600K if in the Majors. He also has an out clause of sorts as can sign with an Asian team for
$50K between now and Opening Day or for $100K during the season.
San Diego Padres
Signed: 2B Kevin Frandsen
San Francisco Giants
Signed: LHP Tom Vessella (Laredo (United))
Seattle Mariners
Signed: C Josh Bard (re-signed), 1B Luis Jimenez
Released: OF Robert Rodriguez
Reinstated from inactive list: C Wei Wang
First baseman Luis Jimenez bashed 105 home runs in the U.S. minors from 2001-08, suiting up for six
organizations in eight years: the Athletics, Orioles, Dodgers, Twins, Red Sox and, most recently, the Nationals.
He spent ’09 playing for Nippon-Ham in Japan, but did not appear to play in an organized league in ’10. The 28year-old Jimenez returned to action this winter to put a hurtin' on Venezuelan League pitchers, batting
.312/.475/.548 with a league-leading 12 homers for Lara. He drew 57 walks in 59 games.
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: SS Ray Olmedo, OF Chris Carter
Traded: RHP Matt Garza, LHP Zach Rosscup and OF Fernando Perez to Cubs for RHP Chris Archer, C
Robinson Chirinos, SS Hak-Ju Lee, OF Sam Fuld and OF Brandon Guyer
Chris Carter, dubbed "The Animal" for his work ethic, was acquired in the August 2009 trade for Boston’s Billy
Wagner and was non-tendered by the Mets in December to free up 40-man roster room. He will earn $12,000 a
month in the minors and $420,000 at the major league level. In 2010, the left-handed played career-high 100
MLB games, hitting .263/.317/.389.
Texas Rangers
Signed: 1B Brad Nelson, 2B Matt Kata, SS Rougned Odor
Traded: RHP Guillermo Moscoso to Athletics for RHP Ryan Kelly
Brad Nelson has spent the past four seasons in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, topping out at 20 homers and
hitting at least 15 each year. The 28-year-old lefty hitter batted .259/.353/.447 with 17 dingers in 409 at-bats for
PCL-champion Tacoma last year, spending most of his time at first base and DH. A strong winter in the
Dominican League landed Nelson with the Rangers. He batted .295/.402/.590 in 105 at-bats for Cibao, belting a
league-leading 9 homers.
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Chad Cordero, OF Ricardo Nanita (re-signed)
Washington Nationals
Signed: RHP Ryan Mattheus (re-signed), LHP Matt Chico (re-signed)
Dec. 21-31
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: LHP Clay Zavada (re-signed)
Atlanta Braves
Signed: LHP Yohan Flande
The Phillies released two players from their 40-man roster just prior to the Rule 5 draft. Lefty Yohan Flande
settled with the Braves, while righthander Jesus Sanchez, a converted catcher, landed with the Brewers. His
performance in ’10 may not show it, but the 24-year-old Flande has some promise as an athletic lefty with a
quality sinker/slider mix. For Double-A Reading, he went 10-8, 4.38 with 4.8 strikeouts and 2.5 walks per nine
innings. Flande pitched for Toros del Este in the Dominican League this winter, where he had run up a 4.43
ERA over 20 1/3 innings, striking out 13.
Baltimore Orioles
Signed: RHP Jose Diaz (re-signed), LHP Alberto Castillo (re-signed), LHP Chris George (re-signed), C Steve
Lerud (re-signed)
Boston Red Sox
Outrighted off 40-man roster: IF Brent Dlugach (AAA)
Cincinnati Reds
Released: RHP Oscar Castro
Mexican righty Castro (21) got his release after five seasons in the Reds’ system (peaking at Single-A). Last
season was on loan to the Mexican League. This winter he’s playing winter ball in his native land pitching for
Culiacan (1.42 ERA in 6.1 IP).
Cleveland Indians
Signed: OF Travis Buck
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Justin Germano (AAA)
Buck was non-tendered by the A’s early in December.
Colorado Rockies
Signed: IF Tug Hulett, IF Matt Macrì, OF Jeff Salazar
Traded: RHP Jonnathan Aristil and LHP Wes Musick to Astros for RHP Matt Lindstrom
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Joey Williamson
Salazar, who played 19 games for the Rockies in 2006, and Macri are returning to the organization. Salazar was
a Rockies eighth-round pick in 2002 and Macri was a fifth-round choice in 2004.
Detroit Tigers
Signed: RHP Victor Moreno, RHP Scot Drucker (re-signed)
The 31-year-old Venezuelan right-hander Victor Moreno, played for the Italian Baseball League club Bologna
in 2009-2010. He allowed just 17 hits and six walks and struck out 52 batters in 32 1/3 innings for Bologna this
year with an ERA of 0.56 and 8 Sv. Moreno is currently playing for the Aragua Tigres, in the Venezuelan Winter
League, where he have had a record of 5-3-1, 2.25 ERA in 44 relief innings at the end of the regular season.
Before coming to Italy in 2009 he already had his opportunities in affiliated minor league ball, playing for teams
of the Diamondbacks, Phillies, Twins, Athletics and Orioles from 1999 to 2007. Afterwards he went to Mexico.
Moreno, who was in the Venezuelan roster for the 2006 & 2009 WBC, helped Bologna to win the Italian
championship in 2009 and the European Champions Cup this summer. He mostly pitched in relief of the
Dominican right-hander Jesus Matos in Bologna. If he can stick with the Tigers, Moreno would be the second
Venezuelan player after Oscar Salazar to use the detour Italy to get into the big leagues.
Florida Marlins
Signed: 3B Mike Cervenak
Houston Astros
Signed: LHP Gustavo Chacin (re-signed), LHP Xavier Cedeno
Released: RHP Leandro Cespedes, LHP Chris Blazek, LHP Angel Gonzalez, C Carlos Mojica, 2B German
Duran, 2B Pedro Feliz
Traded: RHP Matt Lindstrom to Rockies for RHP Jonnathan Aristil and LHP Wes Musick
Selected by Colorado in the 31st round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft, Puerto-Rican Cedeno (24) spent
seven seasons in the Rockies’ system topping at AA level. He was released at the end of 2010 spring training. He
has had a strong showing in the Puerto Rican Baseball League this winter pitching for Carolina: 1-2, 2.32 ERA
in 12 games (seven starts).
A 6th round pick by the Rangers in 2005, the Mexican-born Duran (26) hit .271/.319/.369 in 97 games between
AA & AAA last season. He has 60 MLB games under his belt (Texas, 2008). Duran was a waiver claim by the
Astros in July 2009.
Converted to pitcher in 2006, Aristil became a minor league free agent last Nov. 6th but promptly re-signed with
Colorado. The Dominican has average fastball and changeup but struggles with his command. Last season he
went 2-5, 5.90 ERA mostly between A Adv. & AA, with 71 K in 71.2 IP, 41 BB, 13 HR. The Astros assigned him
to Oklahoma City (PCL/AAA).
Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP Gaby Hernandez (re-signed), RHP Zach Miner
Outrighted off 40-man roster: IF Joaquin Arias (AAA), IF Lance Zawadzki (AAA)
The 28-year-old Miner missed all of 2010 after undergoing surgery on his right elbow in late May. In four
seasons for the Tigers, the right-hander registered a 4.24 ERA with 6.0 K/9 and 4.4 BB/9. He was non-tendered
by the Tigers.
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: C Kevin Richardson, SS Gil Velazquez, OF David Harris, OF Kevin Melillo
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Scott Nestor, RHP Tim Redding, OF Brad Coon
Traded: SS Chin-lung Hu to Mets for LHP Michael Antonini
Redding was released by the Yankees during last season to enable him to play in Korea for the Samsung Lions.
Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: RHP Jim Henderson (re-signed), RHP Jesus Sanchez, OF Brandon Jones
While in the Braves organization, corner outfielder Brandon Jones ranked as the Double-A Southern League's
No. 5 prospect in ’07, a few doors down from Justin Upton, Evan Longoria, Wade Davis and Johnny Cueto. He
ranked fourth on Atlanta's list heading into ’08. But in three short stints with the Braves, Jones hit .257/.313/.365
in 148 at-bats, not really showing enough power for left field (one homer) while proving to be nothing special on
defense. He finished the ’10 season for the Tigers' Double-A Erie affiliate, having already passed through the
Pirates system as a waiver claim. Jones finished the year with a cumulative .658 OPS, which was down some
200 points from his ’07 peak. It's now or never for the 27 year old.
Minnesota Twins
Signed: 3B Michael Hollimon (Grand Prairie (American Association))
Like Brandon Jones, Hollimon is a former prospect who fizzled in the big leagues after playing well in the high
minors. The switch-hitter took 211 at-bats with Grand Prairie last year, batting .256/.343/.431 with six homers.
Formerly a middle-infield prospect for the Tigers, Hollimon missed a large chunk of the ’09 season after having
shoulder surgery.
New York Mets
Signed: SS Jose Coronado (re-signed)
Traded: LHP Michael Antonini to Dodgers for SS Chin-lung Hu
Oakland Athletics
Released: RHP Anthony Lerew, LHP Travis Blackley
Traded: IF/OF Corey Wimberly to Pirates for RHP Ryan Kelly
The A’s released Lerew and Blackley so they could pursue a career in Asia. Lerew signed with Softbank (Japan)
for roughly $600K; Blackley signed with the Kia Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization; the lefty pitched
great this winter in the Mexican-Pacific League for Hermosillo: 5-1, 2.09 ERA, with 52 SO, 19 BB and 48 H in
60.1 IP.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: 1B/3B Garrett Atkins, 3B Josh Fields
Traded: RHP Ryan Kelly to A’s for IF/OF Corey Wimberly
Placed on restricted list: RHP Arquimedes Lorenzo
If he makes the Bucs' major league roster, Atkins will earn $800K; If he’s not on the 25-man roster on April 1
or June 1, he can request his release.
The 19-year-old Lorenzo has been suspended 50 games under the minor league drug program. Last season, he
went 2-4, 6.56 ERA in 13 starts for the DSL Pirates. He’ll serve the suspension in 2011.
A sixth round pick by the Rockies in 2005, Wimberly (27) had a productive season as an utility player for the A's
at Triple-A in 2010, his first season at the level after three consecutive years at AA. The speedy switch-hitter
posted a .284/.373/.354 line with 56 steals while playing at shortstop, second, third, LF and CF. He was traded
by the Rockies to the Athletics for Matt Murton prior the 2009 season.
San Diego Padres
Signed: C Guillermo Quiroz
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: OF Lucas Montero
Texas Rangers
Signed: RHP Seth McClung, C Elio Sarmiento (re-signed), 3B Brian Barden, OF Endy Chavez (re-signed)
Released: RHP Sam Brown, 2B Vicente Cafaro, 2B Daniel Lima, OF Joe Bonadonna
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: C Ryan Budde, OF Corey Patterson
Washington Nationals
Signed: 1B Kevin Barker
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Matt Chico (AAA)
Barker hit .291/.416/.510 with 12 HR & 48 RBI in 80 games for Veracruz of the Mexican League last season.
Dec. 15-20
Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP Jose Reyes, 1B Ernesto Mejia
The 25-year-old Mejia is back with the Braves after one year in the Royals’ system (.276, 16 HR & 69 RBI in
114 games between AA and A Adv.). The Venezuelan-born was a six-year minor league free agent at the end of
2009 after spending the previous seven seasons with the Braves. He’s been hitting a solid .288/.375/.438 this
winter in his native land playing for the Zulia Aguilas.
Baltimore Orioles
Signed: C Michel Hernandez (re-signed)
Boston Red Sox
Signed: RHP Ryan Harvey, LHP Andrew Miller (re-signed)
Ryan Harvey, the former slugging outfielder taken sixth overall in 2003, has converted to the mound. He did not
appear in a game as a pitcher for the Rockies, his previous employer, but he began working as one behind the
scenes for Double-A Tulsa, reportedly hitting the low 90s with sink..276, 16 HR & 69 RBI
Chicago Cubs
Signed: LHP Polin Trinidad
Polin Trinidad sits in high 80s with a nice changeup. His funky angles and relatively young age (26) means he's
still young enough to embark on a career as a lefty reliever.
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: OF Brian Barton (Bridgeport (Atlantic))
Released: 2B Kevyn Feiner, 3B Danny Hernandez
Brian Barton showed a well-rounded game in the Atlantic League, batting .346 with 19 homers and 18 stolen
bases. At 28, he's young enough to carve out a Triple-A career, if not a big league one as a reserve outfielder. In
2008, as a Rule V draft pick, Barton spent one full season in the St. Louis Cardinals’ MLB roster hitting
.268/.354/.392 in 82 games.
Cleveland Indians
Signed: RHP Toru Murata (Yomiuri (Japan)), 2B Cristo Arnal (re-signed)
The 25-year-old Murata, who never pitched with the top team in three years with the Giants, was released by
Yomiuri this season. Murata was the Giants' No. 1 pick in the 2007 corporate draft. Last season, he went 0-4
with a 4.25 ERA in six starts (29.2 IP, 22 SO, 10 BB, 34 H, 0 HR, 1.48 WHIP) for the Yomiuri’s farm team. The
right-hander has not been invited to spring training by the Indians, that assigned him to the AA-Akron roster.
Colorado Rockies
Traded: LHP Paul Bargas to Twins for C Jose Morales
Detroit Tigers
Signed: SS Argenis Diaz, OF Clay Timpner, OF Brandon Tripp
A plus defensive shortstop, 23-year-old Argenis Diaz has managed to hit just .243/.292/.269 in 123 Triple-A
games. The Pirates, who seemingly haven't had a good shortstop since Jay Bell, non-tendered him in December,
less than two years after acquiring him in their trade of Adam LaRoche to the Red Sox.
Houston Astros
Signed: RHP Sammy Gervacio (re-signed), LHP Andy Van Hekken (re-signed)
Kansas City Royals
Traded: RHP Zack Greinke and SS Yuniesky Betancourt to Brewers for RHP Jeremy Jeffress, RHP Jake
Odorizzi, SS Alcides Escobar and OF Lorenzo Cain
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: RHP Ryan Braun
Elected free agency: C Ryan Budde
Outrighted off 40-man roster: C Ryan Budde (AAA)
Righty reliever Ryan Braun has average stuff overall but a pretty good curve. With Triple-A Charlotte (White
Sox) this year he held righthanded batters to 18-for-108 (.167). The Canadian-born went 1-3-18, 2.20 ERA in 52
games.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: C Damaso Espino, SS Juan Castro (re-signed), OF Eugenio Velez
Milwaukee Brewers
Traded: RHP Jeremy Jeffress, RHP Jake Odorizzi, SS Alcides Escobar and OF Lorenzo Cain to Royals for RHP
Zack Greinke and SS Yuniesky Betancourt
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Josh Butler (AAA)
Minnesota Twins
Signed: RHP Andy Baldwin, LHP Chuck James, C Steven Holm, C Rene Rivera, 2B Ray Chang, 3B Matt Brown
Traded: C Jose Morales to Rockies for LHP Paul Bargas
A corner infielder, Matt Brown is coming off two poor years in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, posing a .753
OPS for Oklahoma City this year and .748 for Salt Lake the year before.
New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Ronny Marte (re-signed), RHP Mark Prior, RHP Leonel Vinas, LHP Steve Evarts, LHP Jose
Quintana (re-signed), C Gustavo Molina, 1B Myron Leslie (re-signed), SS Doug Bernier
Released: RHP Justo Arias, RHP Harold Garce, RHP Charlyn Garcia, LHP Matt Jernstad, LHP Juan Marcano,
LHP Erick Tapia, 1B Trent Lockwood, 2B Luis Parache, 3B Ronald Morillo
Oakland Athletics
Signed: RHP Fernando Cabrera, RHP Jonathan Ortiz
Righty reliever Jonathan Ortiz, 25, throws a sinker and a very good changeup, and he compiled a crazy rate of
11.8 strikeouts per nine innings in the low minors with the Yankees.
Philadelphia Phillies
Released: RHP Felix Cespedes
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: RHP Tyler Yates (re-signed), 3B Gerardo Alvarez
San Diego Padres
Traded: RHP Brandon Gomes, RHP Adam Russell, LHP Cesar Ramos and 2B Cole Figueroa to Rays for SS
Jason Bartlett and a player to be named
Seattle Mariners
Signed: RHP Denny Bautista, LHP Royce Ring
Released: RHP Preston Vancil
Tampa Bay Rays
Released: RHP Tyree Hayes, RHP Rayner Oliveros, 1B Matt Fields, 1B Ryan Wiegand, 3B Mike Folli, OF
Ruben Contreras
Traded: SS Jason Bartlett and a player to be named to Padres for RHP Brandon Gomes, RHP Adam Russell,
LHP Cesar Ramos and 2B Cole Figueroa
Texas Rangers
Signed: RHP Derek Hankins, LHP Kevin Gunderson, LHP Zach Jackson, SS Omar Quintanilla, OF Erold
Andrus, OF Salvador Sanchez
Released: LHP Michael Ballard, C Chris Gradoville
The Rangers signed two players who attended college in Texas in lefty-hitting shortstop/second baseman Omar
Quintanilla (Texas) and lefty Zach Jackson (Texas A&M). They also signed Elvis Andrus's older brother Erold,
who played in the independent Golden and Atlantic leagues in 2010.
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Brian Stokes
Washington Nationals
Signed: RHP Harvey Garcia, RHP Chad Gaudin, C Carlos Maldonado, 1B Michael Aubrey, 2B Matt Antonelli,
3B Alex Valdez
Released: RHP Marty Beno, RHP Dustin Crane, RHP Zach Gerler, RHP John Santiago, RHP Shane Zellers,
LHP Randy Mower, OF Marcus Jones, OF Nick Moresi
The Dodgers released Harvey Garcia (26) in May this year, but he's attracted attention with a solid showing in
the Venezuelan League: 3-3, 3.08 ERA with 28 strikeouts, 20 walks, two homers in 38 innings for the Lara
Cardenales.
Valdez (26) spent eight seasons in the A’s system topping at AA level. Last season he hit .262/.318/.422 with 29
doubles, 8 triples, 13 HR, 74 RBI, 82 R and 10 SB at Midland. He’s having a strong winter ball season in his
native Dominican Republic where he’s hitting .311/.358/.477 in 42 games for Estrellas.
Dec. 9-14
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: 1B Andy Tracy
Released: C Kawika Emsley-Pai
Traded: RHP Cesar Valdez to Pirates as player to be named for LHP Zach Duke
Traded: OF Jose Rivero to Athletics for cash considerations
Arizona traded Cesar Valdez, one of the organization's top arms as recently as ’09, to Pittsburgh as the PTBN
(because he was eligible to be taken in the Rule 5 draft) for Zach Duke. The 25-year-old Valdez went 6-10, 5.90
for Triple-A Reno this season, but with 92 strikeouts in 97 2/3 innings.
Veteran first baseman Andy Tracy signed with the Diamondbacks after spending the last three years as a Lehigh
Valley IronPig. The 37-year-old has big league time with the Expos, Rockies and Phillies, but, just as
significantly, has hit 278 home runs in 15 seasons in the minors.
Atlanta Braves
Rule 5 selection: LHP Scott Diamond (MLB, selected by Twins)
Baltimore Orioles
Released: 2B Omar Casamayor, 3B Levi Carolus, SS Jason White
Traded: RHP Jim Hoey and RHP Brett Jacobson to Twins for 3B Brendan Harris and SS J.J. Hardy
Reinstated from inactive list: SS Jason White
Rule 5 selections: RHP Brent Allar (AA, selected by Marlins), RHP Pedro Beato (MLB, selected by Mets), RHP
Pat Egan (MLB, selected by Brewers), C Dashenko Ricardo (AAA, selected by Giants)
Boston Red Sox
Released: C Maykol Sanchez
Rule 5 selections: RHP Dan Turpen (MLB, selected by Yankees), LHP Cesar Cabral (MLB, selected by Rays)
Sanchez (22) was signed in Nov. 2006 out of Venezuela and spent the bulk of the last three seasons playing in the
Gulf Coast League. In 2010 he hit .304/.429/.435 in only 12 games.
Chicago Cubs
Released: RHP David Patton, LHP Jeremy Papelbon, OF Andres Quezada
Rule 5 selections: RHP Ronny Morla (AAA, selected by Mets), LHP Casey Lambert (AAA, selected by Orioles)
The Cubs carried David Patton for the entire ’09 season as a big league Rule 5 pick. But he didn't do much for
an encore while pitching for high Class A Daytona this season, finishing with a 5.03 ERA and 35-to-42
strikeout-to-walk ratio.
The younger brother of Boston closer Jonathan, Jeremy Papelbon was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 19th
round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of North Florida. He pitched effectively in his
first four seasons but fell apart in 2010 at AA-Tennessee where he went 1-2-1 with a 5.54 ERA in 31 games (8
starts, giving up too much HR (16 in 76.1 IP, 1.9/9IP).
Chicago White Sox
Rule 5 selections: RHP Ricky Brooks (AAA, selected by Mets), RHP Jake Rasner AA, selected by Orioles), 2B
Dale Mollenhauer (AAA, selected by Orioles)
Now property of the Orioles, 24-year-old second baseman Dale Mollenhauer slugged just .327 in Double-A this
year, but he bats lefty, can run and defend and throw.
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: C Fray Sosa
Dominican Republic native Fray Sosa, 21, trained with buscone Luis Rodriguez at his upper-Manhattan facility
for three years.
Cleveland Indians
Rule 5 selections: RHP Jose Flores (MLB, selected by Mariners), SS Josh Rodriguez (MLB, selected by
Pirates)
Colorado Rockies
Rule 5 selection: OF Chris Frey (AAA, selected by Phillies)
Houston Astros
Rule 5 selection: RHP Jeiler Castillo (AAA, selected by Athletics)
Kansas City Royals
Signed: C Brian Peterson (Shreveport-Bossier (American Association))
Released: RHP Chris Nicoll
Rule 5 selection: LHP Starling de la Rosa (AAA, selected by Rangers), LHP Rowdy Hardy (AAA, selected by
Braves)
Hardy was signed by Kansas City out of Austin Peay State University as a NDFA in 2006. He does offer Atlanta
situational relief potential with a mid-80s fastball and a quality slider/changeup mix he used to handcuff
lefthanded batters in Double-A. They hit .214 without an extra-base hit in 112 at-bats. His overall numbers: 4-33, 3.44 ERA in 81 relief innings.
Los Angeles Angels
Released: 2B Abel Nieves, 2B Eduardo Soto
Rule 5 selections: RHP Mason Tobin (MLB, selected by Cubs then traded to Rangers), LHP Robert Fish (MLB,
selected by Yankees), C Travis Scott (AAA, selected by Pirates), 2B Ivan Contreras (AAA, selected by Blue
Jays)
Los Angeles Dodgers
Released: RHP Luis Ferreras, RHP Rick Rivas, RHP Eric Thompson, RHP Marlon Urriola, RHP J.J. Whetsel,
1B Clay Calfee
Rule 5 selections: RHP Matt Sartor (AAA, selected by Giants), C Jessie Mier (AAA, selected by Rangers), 1B
Jaime Ortiz (AAA, selected by Marlins)
Milwaukee Brewers
Released: RHP Cody Adams, RHP Rob Currie, RHP Andrew Sauter, LHP Matt Costello, LHP Caleb Thielbar,
1B Brandon Sizemore, 2B Steve Braun, 2B Connor Lind, 3B Allixon Cequea, OF Juan Barrini, OF Erik Miller
Rule 5 selection: RHP Adrian Rosario (MLB, selected by Orioles)
Minnesota Twins
Traded: 3B Brendan Harris and SS J.J. Hardy to Orioles for RHP Jim Hoey and RHP Brett Jacobson
Rule 5 selection: RHP Michael Allen (AAA, selected by Nationals), RHP Eliecer Cardenas (AAA, selected by
Braves), LHP Jean Mijares (AAA, selected by Cardinals)
Now a National thanks to the minor league Rule 5 draft, righty Michael Allen features an 88-92 mph sinker and
a quality change. Of course, all that got him this year was an ugly 6.75 ERA and a demotion to high Class A. But
there's something there—Allen also had a firm rate of 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
New York Mets
Rule 5 selection: RHP Elvin Ramirez (MLB, selected by Nationals)
New York Yankees
Rule 5 selections: RHP George Kontos (MLB, selected by Padres), RHP Lance Pendleton (MLB, selected by
Astros)
Oakland Athletics
Signed: RHP Vinnie Chulk (Hiroshima (Japan))
Released: 3B Jeff Baisley
Acquired: OF Jose Rivero from Diamondbacks for cash considerations
Rule 5 selections: RHP Justin Friend (AAA, selected by Phillies), RHP Dan Sattler (AAA, selected by Angels)
Vinnie Chulk spent half of last season pitching for Japan's Hiroshima club, appearing in 16 games and notching
a 15-to-12 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Arizona also pulled off the rare swap involving a minor league Rule 5 draft pick, in this case trading away
outfielder Jose Rivero, whom they took from the Mariners in the Triple-A phase. A 20-year-old righty hitter who
has yet to graduate from short-season ball in five pro seasons, Rivero batted a cumulative .272/.335/.428 with
seven homers in 63 games this year. He was signed as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2006 by the Mariners
out of Venezuela.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: LHP Donald Veal (re-signed)
Acquired: RHP Cesar Valdez from Diamondbacks as player to be named for LHP Zach Duke
Rule 5 selection: RHP Nathan Adcock (MLB, selected by Royals)
Donald Veal, a veteran of the ’08 Rule 5 draft, had Tommy John surgery this year and was non-tendered by
Bucs two weeks ago. Now, he's back in black (and gold).
St. Louis Cardinals
Rule 5 selection: RHP Brian Broderick (MLB, selected by Nationals)
San Diego Padres
Rule 5 selection: OF Quintin Berry (AA, selected by Mets), OF Brad Chalk (AAA, selected by Pirates)
Many minor league Rule 5 draft picks have scouting reports that bear an uncanny resemblance: lefty bat, strong
defensive player, good runner. Brad Chalk, now of the Pirates, is no exception. A second-round pick from
Clemson in ’07, he didn't hit much at all this year in Double-A, but he's a plus runner with gliding range in
center field, which provides real value to a minor league pitching staff. He'll take a walk and steal some bases,
but don't expect any power.
San Francisco Giants
Voluntarily retired: 1B Michael Ambort
Rule 5 selections: LHP Joe Paterson (MLB, selected by Diamondbacks), 3B Jake Blackwood (AAA, selected
by Padres)
Seattle Mariners
Signed: 3B Chris Gimenez, OF Ryan Langerhans (re-signed)
Released: RHP Ryan Moorer, LHP Kody Kurowski, LHP Matt Petiton, C Jimmy Jacquot
Rule 5 selection: OF Jose Rivero (AAA, selected by Diamondbacks)
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: RHP Jonah Bayliss
Rule 5 selections: RHP Aneury Rodriguez (MLB, selected by Astros), RHP Heath Rollins (AAA, selected by
Royals), LHP Justin Dowdy (AAA, selected by Giants), 2B Roan Salas (AA, selected by Blue Jays)
Down Winston Abreu and Joe Bateman this offseason, the Rays took a step toward addressing their bullpen
shortage at Triple-A Durham and possibly St. Petersburg, too, by signing 30-year-old veteran Jonah Bayliss.
He's a low-90s, slurvy slider reliever who's coming off one of his finest seasons: 43 appearances, 8.4 strikeouts
and 2.9 walks per nine innings for Triple-A Round Rock in the Astros system (1-4, 3.58 ERA in 65.1 IP).
In addition to Abreu and Bateman, Tampa Bay lost another potential Triple-A reliever in Heath Rollins, now
with the Royals courtesy of the minor league Rule 5. The 25-year-old gets separation on a high-80s cutter and a
high-70s slurve. He's aggressive, athletic and unafraid to pitch to contact.
Texas Rangers
Signed: RHP Yhency Brazoban, OF Hirotoshi Onaka
Hirotoshi Onaka most recently played for Kantaiheiyo University and went undrafted in the 2010 NPB Draft.
Onaka, 22, batted .327 (92-for-281) with five home runs and 36 RBIs over 75 games during a four-year career
at International Pacific University, a private school in Higashi-ku, Okayama, Japan, which is in the western part
of the country between Hiroshima and Osaka. The 5-foot-8, 172-pound Onaka batted .321 (35-for-109) with two
homers and nine RBIs over 26 games during his senior season. A switch-hitter who throws righthanded, he
played center field the past two years after beginning his college career as a shortstop.
Toronto Blue Jays
Released: 2B Jonathan Fernandez
Rule 5 selection: 3B Brad Emaus (MLB, selected by Mets)
Washington Nationals
Signed: RHP Joe Bisenius (re-signed), OF Buck Coats, OF Archie Gilbert, OF Jonathan Van Every
Rule 5 selection: 2B Michael Martinez (MLB, selected by Phillies)
The Nationals buoyed their depth in signing a pair of versatile, lefty-hitting outfielders. Both Buck Coats and
Jonathan Van Every can play all three outfield spots, have spent parts of three seasons in the big leagues and, at
worst, provide insurance at Triple-A. Van Every has hit for power in Triple-A (.471 slugging), while Coats runs
better and has much more feel to hit than Jon Van Every—but also much less power. That last bit might be key
because with the loss of Adam Dunn, Washington has zero power from the left side. Regardless, the outfield
picture ought to be wide open around Jayson Werth, especially if the club trades Josh Willingham, as rumored.
Dec. 2-8
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: OF Wily Mo Pena, OF David Winfree
David Winfree, a 25-year-old right fielder, enjoyed his first taste of Pacific Coast League life this season, batting
.315/.349/.534 with 10 homers in 57 games for Tacoma. He'll head to the launching pad in Reno if he begins
next season in Triple-A. Winfree spent all of ’09 and half of ’10 in the International League with the Twins and
Yankees.
Boston Red Sox
Signed: RHP Jason Bergmann
Traded: RHP Casey Kelly, 1B Anthony Rizzo, OF Reymond Fuentes and a player to be named to Padres for 1B
Adrian Gonzalez
Chicago Cubs
Signed: OF Brad Snyder (re-signed)
The 18th pick in the ’03 draft, right fielder Brad Snyder made his big league debut for the Cubs this season,
going 5-for-27 (.185) in 12 games. The 28-year-old enjoyed a career year while playing for Triple-A Iowa,
batting .308/.381/.568 with 25 homers, 37 doubles, 106 RBIs and 19 stolen bases. Snyder finished second in the
Pacific Coast League in RBIs, runs (97) and total bases (271).
Chicago White Sox
Signed: RHP Brian Bruney, C Donny Lucy (re-signed)
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: LHP Dontrelle Willis
Cleveland Indians
Signed: C Paul Phillips, 3B Jack Hannahan
Detroit Tigers
Signed: RHP Enrique Gonzalez (re-signed), RHP Chris Oxspring, LHP John Bale, C Omir Santos, 1B/OF Alex
Nunez (Quebec (Can-Am))
Bale appeared in 30 games for Hiroshima (Japan) in 2010, striking out 21 and walking 15 in 26 2/3 innings, for
a 0-3-1 record & 7.09 ERA. He played for the Carp for three seasons (2004-2006) before to sign with Kansas
City a two-year $4M Major League contract in December 2006. He was non-tendered by the Royals in
December 2008, then re-signed to a one-year major league deal worth $1.2M.
Oxspring last played in MLB for the San Diego Padres in 2005. He joined the Hanshin Tigers in Japan for the
2006 season (4-3, 5.12 ERA in 16 G – 15 GS). On December 15, 2006, Oxspring signed a minor league contract
with the Milwaukee Brewers. On July 10, 2007, his contract with the Brewers was sold to the LG Twins of the
Korean Baseball Organization just one day before serving as the Pacific Coast League's starting pitcher in the
2007 Triple-A All-Star Game. He was in the Australia’s Roster for the 2009 WBC. He’s pitching great in the
new Australian Baseball League for the Sydney Blue Sox (for whom Oxspring is also the pitching coach): 3-0,
0.67 ERA in 6 GS (40.1 IP, 44 SO, only 6 BB, 26 H, 1 SHO). He’s in the same team of fellow Tiger Brad
Thomas.
Nunez, a 29-year-old corner outfielder/infielder was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Twins on July 5,
1999. Released by the Twins in January 2002 and signed by the Phillies peaked at A Adv. level and didn’t play in
2003-04 before to sign with Worchester of the Can-Am League for the 2005 season, when he hit .340/.411/.458
prompting the Nationals to sign him. The left-handed hitter played the next two seasons with the Nats’ A & A
Adv. teams (.271/.344/.382 combined). In 2007 he also played 49 games for Brockton of the Can-Am League. He
came back to the same league in 2008 and had a very good season for Quebec (.339/.400/.427 with 20 SB in 89
G). Nunez played for Quebec again in 2009 and 2010 averaging .306/.373/.384 and 22 stolen bases. Speed is his
best tool. He's hitting .338/.410/.423 through 27 games for Aragua in the Venezuelan League.
Florida Marlins
Signed: 3B Neil Sellers, SS Chris Gutierrez
Houston Astros
Signed: RHP Erick Abreu (re-signed), RHP Jailen Peguero (re-signed)
Seeking bullpen insurance, the Astros re-signed righties Erick Abreu (8.0 strikeouts per nine innings, 1.20
WHIP) and Jailen Peguero (9.5, 1.13), who both pitched primarily in Double-A this season. Both had firm
strikeout rates and did a solid job limiting baserunners.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Mario Alvarez (re-signed), RHP Stuart Pomeranz, RHP Oscar Villarreal, LHP Wilkin de la Rosa,
LHP Dana Eveland, OF Trent Oeltjen (re-signed)
Lefty Wilkin de la Rosa, a converted outfielder, spent about a season on the Yankees' 40-man roster. He's got a
decent 88-89 mph sinking fastball and changeup, but his walk rate in Double-A (4.8 per nine innings) simply is
untenable. He's so new to pitching though—just four years—that he could improve dramatically with more work.
Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: LHP Sam Narron (re-signed)
Traded: 2B Brett Lawrie to Blue Jays for RHP Shaun Marcum
New York Mets
Signed: RHP Boof Bonser, C Dusty Ryan, 2B Russ Adams (re-signed), OF Brahiam Maldonado (re-signed)
New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Buddy Carlyle
Carlyle went 0-3, 4.88 ERA in 7 G and 27.2 IP, pitching for Nippon Ham in 2010. It was his second stint in
Japan as he pitched for Hanshin in 2001 & 2002.
Oakland Athletics
Signed: RHP Joe Bateman
Righthanded batters struggled with Bateman's low arm slot in ’10, going just 26-for-144 (.181) with a mere four
extra-base hits; he got 7 wins, 4 saves and 1.66 ERA for Triple-A Durham (Rays) in 76 relief innings. So far this
winter, it's been more of the same in the Venezuelan League, as Bateman kept righties at bay for Caracas (6-for37 (.162)); he is 1-1, 1.62 ERA in 16.2 IP (updated 17/12/2010).
Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: RHP Brian Bass, C Erik Kratz, 2B Josh Barfield
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: RHP Fernando Nieve, C Dusty Brown
San Diego Padres
Signed: RHP Luis Perdomo (re-signed), 3B Jesus Guzman, SS Gregorio Petit
Traded: 1B Adrian Gonzalez to Red Sox for RHP Casey Kelly, 1B Anthony Rizzo, OF Reymond Fuentes and a
player to be named
The Padres have just four infielders listed on their 40-man roster at this time—one of whom is 21-year-old
middle infielder Jeudy Valdez, who hit .247 in low Class A this season—so glove-first shortstop Petit has a real
chance to make the big league team as a utility player. The 26-year-old has great baseball instincts, but thus far
he's hit just .257/.313/.343 in more than 1,500 plate appearances at the Triple-A level. Still, it's hard to find true
up-the-middle talents on the minor league market, and Petit did rank second to Nashville's Luis Cruz among
Pacific Coast League shortstops in assists, putouts, total chances and double plays.
San Francisco Giants
Signed: RHP Waldis Joaquin (re-signed), RHP Shane Loux
Waldis Joaquin's excellent adventure ends right where it began. The 23-year-old re-signed with the Giants after
refusing an assignment to the White Sox when they claimed him on waivers.
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: LHP R.J. Swindle (re-signed)
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Clint Everts (re-signed), SS Manny Mayorson (re-signed)
Traded: RHP Shaun Marcum to Brewers for 2B Brett Lawrie
Washington Nationals
Signed: OF Jonathan Tucker
A Orioles’ 20th round selection in the 2004 First-Year Player Draft, Tucker became a minor league free agent
after spending his first seven pro seasons with Baltimore (peaking at AAA). In 2010, he hit a poor. 222/.312/.294
in 104 games between AA & AAA. He stole 25 bases (34 in 2009), so his best asset is his speed.
Nov. 22-Dec. 1
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: C P.J. Pilittere, SS Ed Rogers (re-signed)
Baltimore Orioles
Signed: RHP Josh Rupe, C Zach Booker (re-signed)
Boston Red Sox
Signed: RHP Charlis Burdie, RHP Brandon Duckworth
The 34-year-old Brandon Duckworth has pitched parts of eight seasons in the big leagues and has Triple-A time
in every year since ’03. He pitched for Triple-A Lehigh Valley in the Phillies system last year, striking out 8.7
batters per nine innings with a quality fastball and curveball (5-4, 3.32 ERA).
Chicago White Sox
Signed: RHP Jeff Gray, C Adam Ricks (re-signed), 1B Ian Gac (re-signed), 1B Daryle Ward (Newark (Atlantic)),
OF Miguel Negron (re-signed)
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: OF David Cook, OF Welinton Ramirez
Cleveland Indians
Signed: C Luke Carlin (re-signed)
Colorado Rockies
Signed: C Matt Pagnozzi
Detroit Tigers
Signed: 1B Scott Thorman
Canadian-born Thorman slugged 16 homers for the Braves in ’06 and ’07, but hit just .222/.260/.407 in 415 atbats and found himself back in the minors. He's hit very well for Triple-A Omaha in the Royals chain the past
two seasons to pique the Tigers' interest. He hit a career-high 22 homers last season, while compiling a solid 48to-75 walk-to-strikeout ratio and showing versatility by playing 20 games at third base and five in left field. The
28-year-old Thorman batted .280/.348/.491 with 22 homers and 31 doubles for Omaha last season.
Florida Marlins
Signed: 3B Ruben Gotay, OF Chris Lubanski
Puerto-Rican Ruben Gotay (27) led the Triple-A Pacific Coast League in walks (95) last year, playing for
Memphis (Cardinals) and batted .285/.410/.436 with 30 doubles, 13 HR, 70 RBI & 84 R.
Houston Astros
Signed: 1B Brian Dopirak
Elected free agency: LHP Gustavo Chacin
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Matt Nevarez (AAA), LHP Gustavo Chacin (AAA)
Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP Blake Johnson (re-signed)
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Gaby Hernandez (AAA), RHP Victor Marte (AAA)
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Alexis Pacheco
Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: RHP David Johnson (re-signed), RHP Zach Segovia
Minnesota Twins
Outrighted off 40-man roster: SS Estarlin de los Santos (AAA)
New York Mets
Signed: 2B Jonathan Malo (re-signed)
New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Brian Anderson, LHP Andy Sisco, C Jose Gil (re-signed)
Oakland Athletics
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Jose Sanchez
Pittsburgh Pirates
Elected free agency: 3B Andy LaRoche, OF Delwyn Young
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 3B Andy LaRoche (AAA), OF Delwyn Young (AAA)
San Diego Padres
Signed: C Kyle Phillips (re-signed)
Seattle Mariners
Signed: RHP Charlie Haeger, RHP Chris Smith, LHP Fabio Castro, LHP Chris Seddon (re-signed)
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: RHP Richard de los Santos (re-signed)
Signed by Cleveland as a non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic in December 2000, De Los
Santos (26) was selected by Tampa Bay in the minor phase of the 2004 Rule V Draft and has played in the Rays’
system since then. In 2010, he went 14-5 with a 3.52 ERA in 148.1 IP at Durham (Int’l/AAA).
Texas Rangers
Signed: RHP Barret Loux, 3B Esteban German (re-signed), SS Nick Urbanus
Right-hander Barret Loux, selected by Arizona with the sixth overall pick in the 2010 draft, became a free agent
on Sept. 1 as part of an agreement approved by commissioner Bud Selig, instead of having to re-enter the draft
next summer. The Diamondbacks didn’t sign Loux due to concerns the team had about the pitcher’s health. Loux
went 11-2 with a 2.83 ERA and 136 strikeouts in 105 innings for Texas A&M as a junior last season.
The Rangers have signed their first European grown player ever. 18-year-old Dutch middle infielder Nick
Urbanus, who is currently playing for the Hoofdklasse club L&D Amsterdam Pirates will join the Rangers
affiliate in the Arizona League (Rookie Level) next June after graduating from Johan Cruyff College back home.
His father and grandfather are Dutch greats and won multiple MVP awards in the Netherlands. Urbanus made
his debut in the Hoofdklasse in 2009 at the age of 17. Later that year he also played for the Senior National
Team at the World Port Tournament in Rotterdam. In 2010 he batted .236 (OBP .278/SLG .287) with one triple,
six doubles, 17 runs scored and 19 RBI in 42 games for the Pirates, where his father is the head coach. A
scouting report on Urbanus (Source NPB Tracker): He is a shortstop with very good instincts and plus makeup.
Defensively he’ll be a very good middle infielder. Maybe he’ll be forced to second base for his arm ... He’s got
very good hands and feet. He’s also a good athlete with a line drive swing to all fields. Lacks some power, but
will hit his share of doubles and squares most pitches off.
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Winston Abreu
Reliever Winston Abreu saved 38 games for Triple-A Durham (Rays) in the past two seasons while notching a
159-to-37 strikeout-to-walk ratio and yielding just five home runs in 106 innings. The 33-year-old hasn't found
the same success in the big leagues (two home runs per nine innings, 7.31 ERA), in 38 games and 44.1 IP for
Baltimore (2006), Washington (2007), TB & Cleveland (2009).
Washington Nationals
Signed: RHP Jimmy Barthmaier (re-signed)
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Ryan Mattheus (AAA)
Nov. 16-21
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: 3B Sean Burroughs
Traded: RHP Scottie Allen to Yankees for 1B Juan Miranda
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Josh Collmenter, RHP Yonata Ortega
Once a highly-touted prospect, Burroughs (the ninth overall pick by San Diego in ’98) washed out with the
Padres, batting .282/.340/.360 in parts of four seasons. He proved unwilling or unable to adjust his batting
approach to hit for more power. Burroughs last played for the Mariners' Triple-A Tacoma affiliate in ’07,
appearing in just four games.
Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP Jay Sborz, C Wilkin Castillo, 3B Shawn Bowman, SS Ed Lucas, OF Jose Constanza
Released: RHP Jamie Hayes, RHP Edigson Mora
Traded: OF Cody Johnson to Yankees for cash considerations
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Randall Delgado, RHP Cory Gearrin, OF Matt Young
A solid defender at the hot corner, Shawn Bowman hit 22 homers and slugged .484 for Double-A New
Hampshire (Blue Jays) this season.
Wilkin Castillo spends most of his time at catcher, but he runs well enough (and naturally throws well enough)
to play third and second base and both corner outfield spots. He hasn't hit in Triple-A—just .244/.284/.362 in
256 games—but he's worth a shot as true utilityman.
Speedy center fielder Jose Constanza played for the Indians' Triple-A Columbus title team. He hit .319/.373/.394
this year, and in six seasons in the U.S. has accumulated 210 stolen bases at an 81 percent success rate.
Versatile infielder Ed Lucas, 28, hit a career-best .307/.398/.480 with 13 homers and a 52/68 walk/strikeout
ratio for Triple-A Omaha (Royals), playing mostly middle infield.
Jay Sborz has undeniable arm strength (career 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings), but he issued too many walks
(4.9 per nine) and allowed too many home runs (1.6) for Triple-A Toledo (Tigers) this season.
Signed by the Braves as a non-drafted free agent out of Panama on July 18, 2006, Delgado (20) was the #7
Braves’ prospect entering the 2010 season and pitched very well as a 20-year-old starter in the Carolina (A
Adv.) & Southern (AA) Leagues: 7-12, 3.30 ERA in 161 IP (162 SO, 52 BB, 125 H) with a 1.10 WHIP. Baseball
America ranked him the #6 prospect in the Carolina League after the season.
Baltimore Orioles
Released: RHP Dustin Carder, RHP Jairo de la Cruz, RHP D.D. Hanks, RHP Travis Keating, RHP Eiris
Ramirez, RHP Jesse Rasner, RHP Jean Carlos Reyes, LHP Blake Mechaw, LHP Tyler Sexton, 1B T.J. Baxter,
1B Preston Hale, SS Brad Decater, SS Javier Santana, OF Edwin Cintron, OF David Rivera
Elected free agency: RHP Armando Gabino
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Armando Gabino (AAA), 1B Rhyne Hughes (AAA)
Added to 40-man Roster: LHP Zach Britton, 1B Joe Mahoney, OF Matt Angle
Boston Red Sox
Signed: 2B Drew Sutton
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Stolmy Pimentel, C Luis Exposito, 2B Oscar Tejeda
Drew Sutton, a 27-year-old who has big league time with the Reds and Indians, does a number of things well. He
switch-hits, works counts and plays second, short and third. He hasn't shown much power at the upper levels,
but he did smack 20 homers in Double-A in ’08.
Chicago Cubs
Signed: LHP Scott Rice, 3B Scott Moore, 3B Bobby Scales (re-signed), OF Bryan Lahair (re-signed)
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Chris Archer, RHP Alberto Cabrera, RHP Kyle Smit, OF Brandon Guyer
Left-hander Scott Rice was picked 44th overall by Baltimore in the 1999 amateur draft, but has yet to get a cup
of coffee in the majors after appearing in 377 minor league games. In 2010, he pitched in the Rockies’
organization and extremely well at Tulsa (TL/AA) with a 2-0-4, 0.96 ERA in 46.2 IP (was a mid-season All-Star),
but hit the wall at Colorado Springs with a 6.75 ERA in 23 relief app. (15 BB); the good new is that he didn’t
give up a HR all season long.
Scott Moore played for the organization from 2005 to ’07, providing lefthanded power at the hot corner. He has
a career .473 slugging average in Triple-A, despite spending the last three seasons in stifling Norfolk (Orioles).
He hit .280/.345/.476 with 11 HR in 61 games last season, appearing in 41 games for the Orioles
(.209/.274/.337).
The Cubs re-signed second baseman/left fielder Bobby Scales, who made his big league debut for Chicago in ’09
after 11 years in the minors. Last season, he played 10 games for the Cubs hitting .308.
Chicago White Sox
Signed: 2B Drew Thompson
Released: 2B Jeff Tezak, SS Michael Richard, OF Ryan Lee, OF Marcus Spencer
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Anthony Carter, RHP Nathan Jones, SS Eduardo Escobar
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: RHP Chad Reineke (re-signed)
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Daryl Thompson, SS Zack Cozart, SS Kris Negron, OF Todd Frazier
Cleveland Indians
Signed: RHP Anthony Reyes (re-signed)
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Josh Judy, RHP Corey Kluber, RHP Zach McAllister, LHP Nick Hagadone, 3B
Jared Goedert
Colorado Rockies
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Bruce Billings, RHP Cory Riordan, RHP Casey Weathers, C Jordan Pacheco, C
Wilin Rosario
Detroit Tigers
Released: LHP Tyler Conn
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Fu-Te Ni (AAA)
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Tyler Conn
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Lester Oliveros, RHP Jose Ortega, RHP Brayan Villarreal, LHP Duane Below,
LHP Charlie Furbush, SS Cale Iorg
Signed by Detroit as a non-drafted free agent out of Venezuela on Oct. 25, 2005, Villarreal (23) was a 2010
Florida State League (A Adv.) mid-season All-Star pitching for Lakeland (7-4, 3.47 ERA, 16 GS), then was
promoted to Erie (EL/AA) where he continued to pitch effectively: 0-4, 3.71 ERA in 8 GS (46 K in 42.2 IP, 16
BB, 37 H). His overall numbers were 7-8, 3.55 ERA with 136 SO in 129.1 IP (1.15 WHIP). He’s continuing his
strong pitching this winter in his native land for the Caribes de Anzoategui: 1-0-1, 1.83 ERA in 19.2 relief
innings (UPDATED 26/11/2010).
Florida Marlins
Signed: RHP Frank Mata, LHP Victor Garate, SS Tim Torres (re-signed), OF Josh Kroeger, OF Vinny Rottino
(re-signed)
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Brett Sinkbeil (AAA)
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Arquimedes Caminero, RHP Evan Reed
Corner outfielder Josh Kroeger is a solid lefty bat who makes contact and is good for 15 homers and 15 steals at
the Triple-A level (he hit 15 HR with 16 SB for Charlotte in 2010).
The Marlins removed right-hander Brett Sinkbeil from their 40-man roster. Sinkbeil was Florida's first-round
pick (19th overall) in the 2006 draft, drafted ahead of such notables as Daniel Bard, Joba Chamberlain and
Chris Perez.
Houston Astros
Signed: LHP Edwin Walker (re-signed)
Released: RHP Rafael Feliz, RHP John Frawley, RHP Justin Harper, RHP Ashton Mowdy, RHP Daniel Sarisky,
RHP Mike Schurz, LHP David Duncan, 1B Aaron Bray, 1B Mark Ori, 1B Nick Stanley, 3B Ricardo Garcia, OF
Frank Almonte, OF Ricardo Heredia
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP David Carpenter, RHP Jorge DeLeon, RHP Arcenio Leon, 2B Jimmy Paredes
Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP Steven Shell, OF Brett Carroll
Elected free agency: RHP Brian Anderson
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Brian Anderson (AAA)
Added to 40-man Roster: LHP Everett Teaford, 1B Clint Robinson, OF David Lough, OF Derrick Robinson
Los Angeles Angels
Signed: RHP Bear Bay (Joliet (Northern))
Added to 40-man Roster: OF Jeremy Moore
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Jon Huber (re-signed), C Keyter Collado (re-signed)
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Luis Vasquez, C Hector Gimenez
Milwaukee Brewers
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Wily Peralta, LHP Daniel Merklinger, 2B Eric Farris
Minnesota Twins
Signed: LHP Phil Dumatrait (LG Twins (Korea)), 1B Jeff Bailey, 1B Justin Huber
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP David Bromberg, 1B Chris Parmelee, OF Joe Benson, OF Rene Tosoni
In 80 games with Hiroshima (Japan) in 2010, Huber batted only .220/.340/.379 with 7 HR.
New York Mets
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Armando Rodriguez, RHP Josh Stinson, 2B Jordany Valdespin, 3B Zach Lutz
New York Yankees
Signed: LHP Neal Cotts, LHP Daniel Martinez
Traded: 1B Juan Miranda to Diamondbacks for RHP Scottie Allen
Acquired: OF Cody Johnson from Braves for cash considerations
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Yobanny Reyes
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Dellin Betances, RHP Ryan Pope, 3B Brandon Laird
A member of the World Series-champion White Sox bullpen in ’05, Neal Cotts has hit on hard times since then.
He didn't pitch at all this season after hip surgery, and this on top of having Tommy John surgery in ’09. He last
took the mound on June 24, 2008, for the Cubs' Triple-A Iowa affiliate.
Selected by the Braves with the 24th overall pick of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, Johnson (22) offers above
average power, but poor plate discipline. The left-handed hitter was rated by Baseball America as the Best
Power hitter in the Braves’ system entering the 2010 season after hitting 32 HR for Myrtle Beach (Carolina/A
Adv.) in 2009. The year before, he went deep 26 times for Rome (SAL/A), and in 2007 slugged .630 (17 HR in 63
games) at Danville (Appalachian/R). This past season he hit 18 HR and 60 RBI, mostly between Myrtle Beach &
Mississippi (SL/AA), but struck out 151 times in 106 games with only 37 BB and a .212 BA. The Yankees
assigned him to Tampa (FSL/A Adv.) so he’ll be eligible in the minor league phase of the upcoming Rule V
Draft.
Oakland Athletics
Signed: RHP Anthony Lerew, 3B Adam Heether (re-signed), 3B Wes Timmons
Traded: OF Rajai Davis to Blue Jays for RHP Danny Farquhar and RHP Trystan Magnuson
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Jose Sanchez
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Trystan Magnuson, 1B Sean Doolittle, 2B Adrian Cardenas, OF Corey Brown,
OF Michael Taylor
Anthony Lerew ran up an 8.54 ERA with the Royals this season, which tied Andrew Miller for the highest in
baseball among starters with at least six starts. On the other hand, Lerew had a shiny 1.11 ERA through six
appearances in the Venezuelan League. He threw a no-hitter for Magallanes on Nov. 21, striking out four and
walking four Caracas batters.
In addition to bringing back third baseman Adam Heether, the A's also signed strong-armed, steady 31-year-old
Wes Timmons, formerly of the Braves. In five seasons at the Triple-A level, he has hit .273/.384/.376 thanks to a
232/142 walk/strikeout ratio.
Philadelphia Phillies
Released: C Osmel Reyes
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Justin De Fratus, 1B Matt Rizzotti, 2B Harold Garcia, 2B Cesar Hernandez, SS
Freddy Galvis
The Phillies signed Garcia (24) as a non-drafted free agent on Sept. 7, 2004 out of Venezuela. In 2010 (his sixth
pro season) he hit .305/.365/.441 with 29 SB between A Adv. & AA.
A prized Venezuelan prospect, Galvis (21) was signed by Philadelphia as a non-drafted free agent on July 2,
2006 and soon established himself as the best defensive infielder and the best infield arm in the Phillies’ system.
The switch-hitter hit .233/.276/.311 as a 20-year-old at Reading (Eastern/AA) last season.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Released: RHP Sheng-Cin Hong, RHP Melkin Laureano, RHP Yomar Pacheco, RHP Dinesh Patel, 1B ChihWei Hsu, 1B Kyle Morgan, 3B Andury Acevedo, OF Erik Huber, OF Kyle Saukko
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Mike Crotta, RHP Kyle McPherson, LHP Jeff Locke, LHP Daniel Moskos, LHP
Tony Watson
Pittsburgh released a few notable international players. Taiwanese prospects Sheng-Cin Hong and Chih-Wei
Hsu, both signed by the Pirates at the start of the 2009 international signing period, have been let go by the
club. Also released was Dinesh Patel, signed by Pittsburgh in 2008 after being a finalist on the Indian reality
show "Million Dollar Arm." Patel, a cricket player, had never pitched or even picked up a baseball before
appearing on the show.
Drafted by Pittsburgh in 2006 (17th round) out of Florida Atlantic, Crotta put together not so exciting numbers
in his five seasons as a starter in the Pirates’ minors (in 2010 between AA-Altoona & AAA-Indianapolis): 35-39,
4.61 ERA (1.41 WHIP); control seems to be his best skill, as he usually doesn’t give up many walks.
St. Louis Cardinals
Signed: LHP Raul Valdes
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Adam Ottavino, C Steve Hill, OF Daryl Jones, OF Nick Stavinoha (all to
AAA Memphis)
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Blake King, RHP David Kopp, RHP Adam Reifer, RHP Eduardo Sanchez, C
Tony Cruz, SS Pete Kozma, OF Adron Chambers
San Diego Padres
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Simon Castro, RHP Brandon Gomes, RHP Jeremy Hefner, RHP Evan Scribner,
C Luis Martinez, 2B Jeudy Valdez, OF Cedric Hunter
San Francisco Giants
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 1B Brett Pill (AAA)
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Jose Casilla, RHP Steve Edlefsen, LHP Clayton Tanner, SS Ehire Adrianza,
OF Thomas Neal
A seventh round pick in 2006 from Cal State Fullerton, the 26-year-old Pill had a solid rookie season at AAA
hitting .275 with 34 doubles, 16 HR and 84 RBI at Fresno (PCL). In 2009, he was an Eastern League (AA) AllStar after hitting .298 with 19 HR and 109 RBI for Connecticut.
Seattle Mariners
Signed: RHP Scott Patterson (re-signed), SS Luis Rodriguez, OF Mike Wilson (re-signed)
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Maikel Cleto, RHP Josh Lueke, RHP Yoervis Medina, RHP Michael Pineda,
RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, LHP Cesar Jimenez, LHP Mauricio Robles, 3B Alex Liddi, OF Johermyn Chavez, OF
Carlos Peguero
Alex Liddi (22) became the first Italian-born player ever to have been added to a 40-man MLB roster. He is the
second European player on the Mariners roster besides Dutch OF Greg Halman. Liddi, who was signed in
September 2005, spent the 2010 season with the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx (SouthernAA). He batted .281 (OBP
.353/SLG .476) with 15 HR, 78 runs scored and a league-leading 92 RBI. He was selected to the Futures Game
and was a Southern League All-Star. The only down note: he struck out 145 times. He is currently playing for
Cardenales de Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League. He is hitting .218 (OBP .301/SLG .345) through 31
games in Venezuela.
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: 3B Russ Canzler
Released: 1B Jose Julio Ruiz
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Alex Cobb, RHP Dane de la Rosa, RHP Albert Suarez, C Nevin Ashley
A 24-year-old Russ Canzler hit .287/.372/.566 with 21 homers and 28 doubles for Double-A Tennessee (Cubs).
He has no Triple-A experience yet, but that might change if he continues to hit this well.
The Rays signed Jose Julio Ruiz (25) to a minor league deal worth $20K per month last June. The team had the
option to sign the Cuban 1B to a four-year $4MM major league deal on November 15th or release him. After a
brief stint in the Dominican Summer league (13 games, .447 BA), Ruiz played 23 games at Montgomery (SL/AA)
hitting .272/.358/.348. After the season, the left-handed hit well in the AFL (.323/.356/.375) but not enough to
earn him a Major League deal. After the cut Ruiz signed with Ponce of the Puerto Rican Winter League.
Texas Rangers
Signed: OF Doug Deeds
Released: OF Nathan Haynes
Reinstated from inactive list: OF Nathan Haynes
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Fabio Castillo, RHP Wilmer Font, LHP Miguel de los Santos, OF Engel Beltre
The Rangers reinstated Nathan Haynes from the inactive list and released the outfielder. Haynes hasn't actually
played since 2008. Drafted 32nd overall by Oakland in the 1997 amateur draft, Haynes never caught on in the
Majors, managing 95 career plate appearances with the Angels and Rays in 2007-08.
Signed by the Red Sox as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2006 out of the Dominican Republic, Beltre (21)
was dealt to the Texas Rangers with P Kason Gabbard and OF David Murphy for pitcher Eric Gagne on July
31, 2007. The left-handed hit .300/.346/.410 with 18 SB between A Adv. & AA last season. He’s red-hot in the
Dominican Winter League where he’s been hitting .362 in 19 games for the Licey Tigres.
Toronto Blue Jays
Released: C C.J. Ebarb, 1B Manny Rodriguez
Traded: RHP Danny Farquhar and RHP Trystan Magnuson to Athletics for OF Rajai Davis
Placed on restricted list: RHP Felix Moreno
Reinstated from inactive list: 1B Manny Rodriguez
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Joel Carreno, RHP Alan Farina, C Brian Jeroloman, OF Darin Mastroianni, OF
Moises Sierra
Washington Nationals
Signed: SS Chris McConnell, OF Jeff Frazier
Added to 40-man Roster: RHP Adam Carr, RHP Cole Kimball, 1B Chris Marrero
Left fielder/first baseman Jeff Frazier, older brother of Reds prospect Todd, led the Triple-A International
League with 61 extra-base hits (25 HR, 34 doubles) this season with Toledo. In a career year, he also made the
IL all-star team and then made his big league debut for the Tigers at the end of July.
Shortstop Chris McConnell can really pick it, but he's not so accomplished at the plate, with career
.251/.331/.351 averages in seven years in the Royals chain.
Nov. 9-15
Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: OF Ryan LaPensee (NDFA—Wayne State (Mich.))
A native of LaSalle, Ontario, Ryan LaPensee finished a four-year career at Wayne State University as the
school's all-time leader in hits, runs and doubles. He went undrafted in June and signed on to play in Canada's
semipro Intercounty Baseball League. From there, LaPensee earned a tryout with the Padres, who did not offer
him a contract. But the Diamondbacks caught word and signed him.
Atlanta Braves
Released: C Chris Anderson, 1B Alberto Odreman, 3B Samuel Sime, OF Luis Sumoza
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Kenshin Kawakami (AA)
Signed by the Braves as a non-drafted free agent in Feb. 2005, the Dominican Sime (23) never hit enough in his
six-year tenure with Atlanta. In 2010, he hit .258/.298/.359 with 7 HR (career high) & 42 RBI in 98 games at
Myrtle Beach (Carolina/A Adv.).
Baltimore Orioles
Signed: RHP Mitch Atkins
Boston Red Sox
Released: RHP Chez Angeloni
Chicago Cubs
Granted free agency: C Mark Johnson
Elected free agency: OF Brad Snyder
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Brad Snyder (AAA)
Chicago White Sox
Signed: 3B Dallas McPherson
Dallas McPherson led the minor leagues with 42 home runs while playing for Triple-A Albuquerque in 2008. He
hasn't played a full season in two years since, but he did hit 22 homers in 84 games for Triple-A Sacramento in
the Athletics chain this year.
Cincinnati Reds
Signed: C Corky Miller (re-signed)
Released: LHP Ben Jukich
Elected free agency: C Corky Miller
Outrighted off 40-man roster: C Corky Miller (AAA)
The Reds released Ben Jukich, reportedly so he could sign with the LG Twins in Korea. He was originally
drafted in the 13th round of the 2006 draft by the Oakland A's. He has spent the last three years with Cincinati's
AAA team. He's thrown both as a starter and reliever. Last year he made 29 appearances and 18 starts and went
7-4 with one save while throwing 115 1/3 innings. He ended the season with a 3.90 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. He
struck out 103 and walked 46.
Cleveland Indians
Released: C Miguel Fuentes
Colorado Rockies
Signed: RHP Jonnathan Aristil (re-signed), 2B Jason Van Kooten (re-signed)
Traded: OF Anthony Jackson to Dodgers as player to be named for RHP Octavio Dotel
Detroit Tigers
Released: 2B Carmelo Jaime
Florida Marlins
Signed: RHP Zach Dials, LHP Darin Downs, LHP Mark McLemore (Chico (Golden)), OF Jose Duarte
Righthanded reliever Zach Dials has run up high strikeout rates in high Class A with steady 90-94 mph velocity
and a good changeup, but his command has been far too inconsistent to thrive even in Double-A. Drafted by the
Blue Jays in 2006, released during the 2010 season and subsequently signed by the Nationals, he could benefit
from a change of scenery.
Houston Astros
Signed: RHP Fernando Rodriguez, RHP Ross Wolf, C Carlos Corporan
Kansas City Royals
Traded: OF David DeJesus to Athletics for RHP Vin Mazzaro and LHP Justin Marks
Elected free agency: RHP Brian Bannister
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Brian Bannister (AAA)
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Kazuya Takano, LHP Kazuki Nishijima, C Hector Gimenez
Acquired: OF Anthony Jackson from Rockies as player to be named for RHP Octavio Dotel
Voluntarily retired: C Esteban Lopez
A 16th-round pick from Pacific in 2006, Anthony Jackson spent two seasons with Double-A Tulsa, hitting just
.236/.327/.310 in 856 at-bats. A 26-year-old center fielder, he stole 60 bases and sported a strong 104-to-131
walk-to-strikeout ratio.
The Dodgers signed Japanese amateurs Kazuya Takano and Kazuki Nishijima to minor league contracts.
According to sources in Japan, Takano is an 18-year-old right-hander whose high school class isn't scheduled to
graduate until the spring. He has three effective pitches — a fastball, curve and split-finger pitch. Nishijima is a
21-year-old college left-hander. Both Japanese amateurs were preliminarily assigned to the Rookie-level
Arizona League.
Minnesota Twins
Signed: RHP Yorman Bazardo, LHP Jake Stevens, 2B Chase Lambin
Chase Lambin made the Triple-A International League all-star team in 2010, his first year back in the States
after a year spent in Japan. He hit .252/.327/.414 with 15 HR & 58 RBI at Syracuse (Washington/AAA). He
switch-hits while offering some pop and positional flexibility.
New York Mets
Signed: LHP Mike O'Connor (re-signed)
Oakland Athletics
Signed: RHP Gabe DeHoyos, OF Jai Miller
Traded: RHP Vin Mazzaro and LHP Justin Marks to Royals for OF David DeJesus
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Justin Souza (AAA)
The Athletics briefly held Jai Miller in their midst during the season. They claimed him on waivers from the
Marlins on April 8 but subsequently lost him on an April 26 waiver claim to the Royals. All told, he batted
.252/.326/.490 with 18 homers in 345 at-bats in Triple-A this season.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: LHP Justin Thomas (re-signed)
Seattle Mariners
Signed: RHP Justin Miller, RHP Yusmeiro Petit (re-signed), SS Sean Kazmar
By signing with the Mariners, well-traveled righty reliever Justin Miller joins his ninth organization. Working
backward, he pitched for the Dodgers, Giants, Marlins, Phillies, Devil Rays, Blue Jays, Athletics and Rockies.
Seattle also inked shortstop Sean Kazmar, formerly of the Padres. He's a steady defender with limited offensive
upside.
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: RHP Cory Wade
Cory Wade served as a key cog in the Dodgers' 2008 playoff bullpen as 25-year-old rookie.
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: LHP Willie Collazo (re-signed), LHP Mike Hinckley
Released: RHP Zach Anderson, RHP Chris Enourato
Elected free agency: OF Dewayne Wise
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Dewayne Wise (AAA)
Washington Nationals
Signed: RHP Carlos Martinez (re-signed), RHP Tim Wood
Elected free agency: RHP Joe Bisenius
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Joe Bisenius (AAA)

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